The anime title has grossed an estimated $36.6M to the Disney film’s $43.4M.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” can now add one more accolade to its already record-shattering global box office run: the number one film in the United States.
The Asian import is generating far more enthusiasm than Disney’s Southeast Asian-flavored film.
Last year’s highest-grossing animated feature will finally release in North America.
In other news: Pixar’s “Soul” has opened in China to a modest $5.5 million.
“Demon Slayer” has grossed more than $100 million in ten days. “Over the Moon” managed only $582,000 in its first weekend.
The manga spin-off took $44 million in its first three days in Japan, more than doubling the previous record.