The Demon slayer feature film was a box office in Japan, surpassing that of Hayao Miyazaki Spiritualized as the largest feature film in Japan. It’s also doing very, very well in the United States.
Initially, there was concern about how the film would do, given its R rating. However, the film set a cash record in North America for foreign language films.
Now, last week as well Fun reportedly, the film beat all other films to the top the North American box office, which is happening for the second time for a Japanese film. ANN points out that the last Japanese film to head American theaters was Pokemon: The first movie twenty years ago.
Demon slayer won $ 6,412,933, passing the new one Mortal Kombat a film that brought in $ 6,235,000.
According to ANN,, Demon slayer has now become the third most profitable anime film in the United States with approximately $ 34,118,776 as of Sunday. The previous third place belongs to Dragon Ball Super: Broly ($ 30,712,119), while the first two places remain Pokemon 2000 – The Movie ($ 43,758,684) and Pokemon: The first movie ($ 85,744,662), respectively.