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Demon Slayer revenue tops US$100 million in 10 days, breaking Japan box-office record

Demon Slayer revenue tops US$100 million in 10 days, breaking Japan box-office record

Demon Slayer is based on a popular manga. (Photo: Ufotable)

Japanese animated film Demon Slayer shattered a box-office record, reaching revenue of 10.75 billion yen (US$102.48 million) in just 10 days, the film's distributor said on Monday (Oct 26).

That was the fastest pace for ticket sales in Japan to top 10 billion yen, besting the previous record-holder, Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 animated film Spirited Away, which took 25 days to reach the milestone.

The animated film, whose full title is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba The Movie – Mugen Train, had already broken the country's previous record for best three-day opening when it hit cinemas on Oct 16.

The movie is based on a popular manga, and later a TV series, set in Japan roughly 100 years ago in the Taisho era, about a boy who fights human-eating demons. Co-distributor Aniplex said 7.98 million people had seen the film as of Monday.

Watch the trailer.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters/sr

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