The Official Twitter account for Gotouge Koyoharu‘s Kimetsu no Yaiba manga announced that the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen anime film has sold a total of 17,505,285 tickets for a cumulative earning of 23,349,291,050 yen (23 Billion Yen, about US$223 million) as of Sunday, November 15, with 31 days in theaters.
The film is now the seventh highest-earning film worldwide in 2020, when Japan’s box office totals are combined with Taiwan’s. (The film’s box office totals in Japan alone make it the eighth highest-earning film worldwide this year.) The film is also the fifth highest-earning film outside the United States and the second highest-earning animated film of the year worldwide. The only 2020 animated film earning more so far is the Chinese film Legend of Deification with the equivalent of US$240,577,111, and Kimetsu no Yaiba is well above the #3 animated film of 2020 worldwide, Pixar’s Onward (US$141,494,520).
The film has sold 15.37 million tickets to earn over 20,483,611,650 yen (about US$197 million) in Japan alone. It is now the fifth highest-earning film of all time in Japan, surpassing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’s 20.3 billion yen gross, and becoming the third highest-earning anime film of all time in Japan.
The film opened on October 16 at #1 in its opening weekend, and 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 film sold 910,507 tickets and earned over 1,268,724,700 yen (about US$12.03 million) in its opening day alone, making it the highest weekday opening day in Japan ever.
The film sold 1,270,234 tickets and earned 1,701,723,350 yen (about US$16.14 million) on its second day. It sold 1,239,752 tickets and earned 1,652,669,400 yen (about US$15.67 million) on its third day. The Saturday and Sunday totals combined are Japan’s highest weekend opening ever.
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.
Sources: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga‘s Twitter account