'Demon Slayer' Breaks Record for Biggest U.S. Opening for a Foreign-Language Film

Despite the film’s R-rating.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba continues to shatter box office records. The anime movie that has taken Japan and the rest of the world by storm for its impressive box-office sales has broken the record for the biggest U.S. opening ever for a foreign-language film.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train earned $19,542,227 USD for its opening weekend gross in the U.S. The film was screened in its original Japanese, with English subtitles, as well as with English dub. This beats Pokemon: The First Movie, released back in 1999. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train, however, lags slightly behind Mortal Kombat ($22,515,000 USD) as No. 2.

In case you missed it, check out Funimation’s three Demon Slayer TV specials that released ahead of the movie.

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