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Peter Paltridge

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When Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train — better known as Demon Slayer: Mugen Train or just Demon Slayer: The Movie — opened in Japan last October, it raked in massive amounts of cash. It was the first movie in Japanese history to make over $100 million in just 10 days, and wound up earning over $300 million. The big question was how it would do overseas — historically, though they have an audience, anime films haven’t taken in a noticeable amount of money…until recently.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has now been in US theaters for one month, and as of this weekend it has earned $43,956,487, making it the second biggest-earning anime film in US box office history. It’s also Funimation’s largest opening three-day weekend for any film they’ve distributed.
The movie follows the events of Season One and the same protagonist, Tanjiro. The two-hour film covers an entire arc from the manga, an unusual move for adaptions of this type, but in this case the producers of the...
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