All aboard the Demon Hunter Train.
The feature film is based on a popular Shonen anime, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the movie: Mugen Train, broke North American box office records and grossed approximately $ 21.1 million on the opening weekend. In comparison, the film hardly followed that Mortal Kombat Reboot, which grossed $ 23.3 million on its debut weekend.
The film is the No. 1 foreign-language debut in US box office history, according to a publication by Funimation and Aniplex of America. However, this should go hand in hand with the caveat that the film will be shown with both a subtitle version and a dubbed English version. Still, it’s impressive that the film could break such a record amid a global pandemic.
The film, which premiered in Japan in late October, had a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific regions. It became the top grossing Japanese film of all time (animated and live) and grossed around $ 350 million at the box office. This broke Hayao Miyazaki’s record Spiritually gone
Set in early 20th century Japan, the film follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young warrior who tries to save his sister from a demon curse. While the movie is between the first and second seasons of the show, you don’t have to watch the show to understand the movie. If you’d like a taste of the show beforehand, Funimation has prepared three special episodes of Demon Hunter
If you want to see what all the hype is about, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the movie: Mugen Train is in theaters now.