As reported by Japanese tracking site Oricon on Monday, Demon Slayer: Kimitsu no Yaiba The Movie Mugen Train has sold over 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.8 million) in the Japanese box office in its first three-day opening weekend, making it the biggest opening for any film in the history of the Japanese market.
The film sold 1,270,234 tickets and earned 1,701,723,350 yen (about US$16.14 million) on its second day. It sold 1,239,752 tickets and earned 1,652,669,400 yen (about US$15.67 million) on its third day.
In comparison, Makoto Shinkai's Your Name, the film earned 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million) in its first three days in July 2016, and his next movie Weathering With You earned 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days in July 2019. Outside of anime, Frozen 2 earned US$18.2 million in its opening weekend in Japan last November.
In terms of lifetime grosses, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has already surpassed the lifetime box office grosses of Kiki's Delivery Service, From Up on Poppy Hill, Wolf Children, and Dragon Ball Super: Broly, making it the 36th highest-grossing anime film in Japanese cinemas, just shy of One Piece Film: Strong World's total gross.
The film opened in Japan last Friday in 403 theatres, and it also began screening in all 38 IMAX theatres in Japan on the same day. Some theatres reportedly screened the movie 40 times each day. The film is the first Japanese film that opened this year to screen in IMAX theatres. Funimation and Aniplex of America will screen the film in theatres in North America in early 2021.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie Mugen Train is a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series. The movie is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and produced by Ufotable.