Wednesday , March 22 2023
Home / Anime / Demon Slayer makes $19.5 mn in US to record highest opening weekend for a foreign language release

Demon Slayer makes $19.5 mn in US to record highest opening weekend for a foreign language release


The Japanese animated film Demon Slayer this weekend had the best opening ever recorded in North America for a foreign language film, a new milestone after already setting a box office record in Japan.

Produced by Aniplex, a subsidiary of a Japanese large Sony, Demon Slayer took in $19.5 million in the USA and Canada, in accordance to Exhibitor Relations.

The anime unseated Hero, a Chinese language movie by Zhang Yimou that earned $17.8 million throughout its first weekend in American theatres, in August 2004.

demon slayer

Demon Slayer broke the field workplace record in Japan at the finish of December. The tally on the business website Field Workplace Mojo presently exhibits $365 million in tickets bought in the Japanese market alone.

The movie follows Tanjiro, a teenager residing in Japan through the Taisho period (1912-1926), who turns into a demon hunter after his household is killed by the creatures thirsty for human blood.

The manga, or graphic novel sequence, was already tailored into a tv present, the primary episodes of which got here out in 2019.

Though it’s a cartoon, the film is rated “R,” which means that youngsters under the age of 17 should be accompanied by a grownup to see the movie.

Regardless of the historic debut, Demon Slayer was overwhelmed over the weekend by one other release: Mortal Kombat, based mostly on the online game of the identical title, which raked in $22.5 million on the North American field workplace.


The simultaneous release of Mortal Kombat on the net video platform HBO Max didn’t forestall it from reaching the second-best launch for the reason that begin of the pandemic, behind Godzilla vs. Kong, which earned $31 million in its first weekend in theatres, in April.

The field workplace efficiency of the ten most-watched movies from the weekend is perfect for the reason that begins of March 2020, a signal that cinema-going is choosing up vital steam in the USA, thanks to film theatre reopenings and the success of the vaccination marketing campaign in opposition to the coronavirus.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!Thank you! 🙂

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.


About Shouaib

Check Also

Gyutaro – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba AMV – Edit

Advertisements   In this article, I will present an edit or AMV for the lovely …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.