Demon Slayer: Magen Train is continuing to smash records at the box office in the United States. Recently BoxOfficeMojo.com updated its box office grosses from this past weekend, and Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has moved into the number four spot of the highest-grossing films of 2021 in the United States. Passing $40 million domestically, Demon Slayer became the number one grossing movie last weekend at the box office, beating out Mortal Kombat. Demon Slayer is just below two other animated films: Raya and the Last Dragon and Tom and Jerry. It’s also worth noting that Demon Slayer is the third highest-grossing anime film in the United States and. If this continues over the next few weeks, it may pass Pokemon The Movie 2000 for second place.
Worldwide, Demons Slayer: Mugen Train has earned a whopping $433 million, eclipsing Godzilla vs. Kong for the number three spot (making it the highest-grossing animated film this year). Most of Demon Slayer’s profit has come from Japan, where it made an impressive $368,739,520 at the box office and was the number one movie for 12 consecutive weeks. It will be interesting to see if Demon Slayer can continue to break records as more theaters in the U.S. open up again.
Considering how successful this film has been and being required viewing (for those who have watched the first season), it will be a fascinating development if Toonami decides to air the movie. As of now, Toonami does not have plans to broadcast it, which will create continuity issues if Adult Swim picks up the second season (when that’s produced). So this begs the question, should Mugen Train eventually play on the block? Jason DeMarco has stated how the cost of films makes airing them less enticing. And due to how popular this movie has been, I can’t imagine what the price tag to air it would be. So that leaves Toonami in an awkward spot. I would hope that Adult Swim can figure out a way to make this reality, especially with season two happening. Will Toonami make an exception? I wonder, and I do hope that Mugen Train does find a way to debut on the small screen.
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