After setting a new box-office record in Japan, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” has also performed well in its US release, and is expected to become number one in the annual box-office ranking worldwide.
As of May 10, it was No. 1 in the tally of the U.S. movie box-office data site “THE NUMBERS.” “Expected” means that it is still a close second place at Box Office Mojo, another major box office site. However, given the trend of the numbers in North America and Japan, and the fact that many of the countries where the film was released this past April, it is certain that it will soon become number one. To begin with, it is still a difficult task to completely cover the box-office revenue of the whole world, and there are some discrepancies due to the calculation method of exchange rates. In any case, it is a great achievement.
This is a result of the fact that it is the number one film in the framework of “films to be released in 2020,” and the box office revenue continues to add up even now in 2021. In other words, there is a possibility that another movie released in 2020 will overtake it if it becomes a global phenomenon.
Basically, Hollywood blockbusters are the world’s top grossing movies of the year, but in 2020, due to the new coronavirus, the number of Hollywood blockbusters has been greatly reduced, and the Chinese film “The Eight Hundred” has been holding the top spot, which will be overtaken (or surpassed) by “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train”.