‘Demon Slayer’ Now Biggest IMAX Title Ever In Japan As Anime Smash Trains Sights On More Records; ‘Freaky’ Shows Strong In Australia – International Box Office

‘Demon Slayer’ Now Biggest IMAX Title Ever In Japan As Anime Smash Trains Sights On More Records; ‘Freaky’ Shows Strong In Australia – International Box Office
Monday Update, writethru after Sunday 10:46Am post: The international box office continues to be led by Asia, with Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train still enjoying runaway success this weekend. Toho/Aniplex on Monday confirmed the 31-day Japan total is 23.35B yen ($223.6M) from 17.5M admisssions. Toho offered give-aways this weekend to entice moviegoers back to cinemas for repeat viewings — and it worked.

Currently the No. 5 all-time biggest movie in Japan, the anime adaptation is expected to keep climbing in the next weeks, overtaking Your Name, Frozen and Titanic. Demon Slayer has every shot at eclipsing Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (30.8B yen) as the No. 1 movie ever in Japan, although it will face some competition next frame from Stand By Me Doraemon 2.

This session, the cultural phenomenon set a new IMAX record in Japan, surpassing Bohemian Rhapsody as the format’s top-grossing movie ever with a cume of
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