Overtaking Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Howl’s Moving Castle just months ago, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train has now blown past Your Name (¥25 billion JPY) and Disney’s Frozen (¥25.5 billion JPY) for the third position on the list of all-time highest-grossing films in Japan — all that stands in its way is the 1997 film Titanic (¥26.2 billion JPY) and the 2001 animated film Spirited Away (¥30.8 billion JPY).
Currently, just under the ¥26 billion JPY (approximately $249 million USD) mark, Makoto Shinkai tweeted on Your Name getting bumped down to the fifth spot: “What? It’s already earned that much? It’s vexing, but records inevitably being broken is a sign of a healthy entertainment industry. I’ll keep working hard every day so I can make a good movie too.”
— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) November 24, 2020
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