Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is the manga of records and has shown it continuously for the past year and a half. After the animated adaptation of Ufotable, Koyoharu Gotouge’s work exploded in all areas of Japan. But the feature film Demon Slayer Movie: Infinity Train testifies that not only the Japanese market was conquered.

On Friday, Demon Slayer had opened Movie: Infinity Train by defeating Mortal Kombat and thus achieved an excellent result. Despite the smaller cinemas available, the animated film also did well in the United States and early screened They gave it over $ 19 million received on the first weekend.

Although Mortal Kombat wasn’t beaten – which cost a total of $ 22 million in the three days of opening – Demon Slayer Movie: Infinity Train turned out to be the most watched foreign film of all time in the US. The entire box office received $ 19.5 million, which confirms the predictions. Previously, the record was held by Zhang Yumou’s 2004 film Hero, which grossed $ 17.8 million on the opening weekend.

It therefore appears that the Demon Slayer Mania isn’t just a Japanese phenomenon. In the meantime, fans can’t wait to see the second season of Demon Slayer in 2021.

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