TOHO and Aniplex announced that the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen film has sold 7,983,442 tickets to earn 10,754,232,550 yen (about US$102.52 million) in its first 10 days at the box office. The film set a new record in Japan for the fastest film to earn 10 billion yen, beating out Spirited Away (which is currently the top-grossing film of all time in Japan, having earned 30.8 billion yen). Spirited Away took 25 days to reach 10 billion yen when it opened in Japan in 2001.
The film opened in Japan on October 16. The anime began screening in all 38 IMAX theaters in Japan on the same day. The film is the first Japanese film opening this year to screen in IMAX theaters. Theatergoers received a “Rengoku Volume 0” manga volume, which was limited to 4.5 million copies. Original manga creator Koyoharu Gotouge drew the manga, which shows Rengoku’s first mission.
The film had the highest opening weekend globally for the October 16-18 weekend. The film sold 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million) in Japan in its first three days.
The main staff members of the previous television anime returned for the sequel film. TOHO and Aniplex are handling the film’s distribution in Japan.