Based on a hit comic by Gotoge Koyoharu that has sold more than 100 million copies in all formats, including digital, the film has earned $264 million from 20.5 million admissions as of Nov. 29, some 45 days since its opening on Oct. 16.
This exceeds the $251 million “Titanic” made in Japan in 1997, which was then the all-time record. In 2001 Miyazaki Hayao’s animated fantasy “Spirited Away” ascended to the historic top spot with $295.5 million.
Last week, “Demon Slayer” moved into the number three slot past “Frozen,” which earned $245 million in 2014 and the Shinkai Makoto anime “Your Name” which grossed $240 million in 2016. (Figures have not been adjusted for inflation or currency movement.) “Demon Slayer” needed only 15 days following its release