2nd Japanese film ever to top U.S. weekend box office
Funimation confirmed on Monday that the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime ranked at #1 at the North American box office this past weekend.
The film earned US$6,412,933 to edge out the new Mortal Kombat film (US$6,235,000) and win their second weekend matchup at the U.S. box office. (Both films experienced steep revenue drops of 70% or more from their first weekend.)
Demon Slayer is the second Japanese film ever — and only the second anime film ever — to rank #1 at the weekend box office in the U.S. The first Japanese film was Pokémon: The First Movie over 21 years ago.
Demon Slayer is now the #3 highest-grossing anime film ever (unadjusted for inflation) in the United States with an estimated US$34,118,776 as of Sunday. It surpasses the former #3, Dragon Ball Super: Broly…