Even in its third weekend, Demon Slayer Kimetsu no yaiba the movie: Mugen train- still earned a massive 2.499 billion yen on 2.028 million admissions, keeping its first place in the domestic box office ranking for three consecutive weekends. Due to the fact that November 1 was a service day called “Movie Day” in Japan (Any movie can be watched with 1,100 yen in theaters), the film maintained a low week-on-week decline in attendance (-11%) and box office revenue (-18%).
According to the distributor Toho and Aniplex, the 117-minute film earned an impressive 15,799,365,450 yen and sold 11,891,254 tickets in 17 days since its release on October 16. Now it has become the tenth top-grossing film of all-time in Japan, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo (2008 / 15.5 billion yen) and James Cameron’s Avatar (2009 / 15.6 billion yen).
After two postponements, Eiga precure miracle leap: Minna tono fushigina Ichinichi (Movie PreCure Miracle Leap: A Wonderful Day with Everyone), the 28th feature film from the long-running PreCure anime franchise, was finally released in Japan on October 31. The 71-minute film made a well-done 180 million yen on 97,000 admissions, ranking third in its opening weekend. Its first weekend result was 112 percent of that of the previous 27th film Star☆Twinkle PreCure the Movie: These Feelings Within The Song Of Stars released just one year ago, October 19, 2019.
Partly due to the repeated troubles outside the theaters (the film’s two actors have been arrested), the live action flim adaptation, of Iipyao (story) and Yujiro Koyama (arts)’s comedy manga Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro only made a disappointing 70 million yen in its opening weekend, ranking sixth.
Meanwhile, Kyoto Animation’s Violent evergard was down one position to seventh, but has stayed in the box office top ten for seven weekends in a row. The 140-minute film has earned 1.68 billion yen so far.
Demon Slayer is one of the popular anime in Japan. Mainly it earns popularity because of their stories.