The Japanese animated mega-hit Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train continues to topple box office records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing film release in that country’s box office history.
Demon Slayer is estimated to have grossed ¥25.95 billion ($248.6 million) through today, which is a public holiday in Japan. The figure exceeds the ¥25.50 billion that Disney’s Frozen grossed in 2014, leaving only Titanic (¥26.20 billion) and Spirited Away (¥30.80 billion) ahead of it on the all-time list. Demon Slayer is expected to leap ahead of both films by the end of its theatrical run.
Besides its record-setting run in Japan, Demon Slayer’s global box office stands at over $20 million, thanks to powerful performances in territories like Taiwan and Hong Kong. In Taiwan, where it was released on October 30, the film has already earned over $15 million, making it the biggest release of the year, the territory’s top-grossing Japanese film of all-time, and the highest-grossing animation release of all-time.