Disney/Pixar’s Soul shines bright in Korea Debut, Demon Slayer continues its lead in Japan and became IMAX’s top non-Chinese local-language title

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Disney/Pixar’s newest film Soul made its debut in Korea this weekend, debuting at No. 1 and seeing the second-best bow for a non-local title since the Covid pandemic began. The Pete Docter-directed original also launched in Russia, at No. 1, and came in ahead of several pre-Covid animation openings. In total, Soul led the international box office with a $10.4M weekend from 13 markets. Also, making the news again in Japan was Aniplex and Toho Animation’s Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train is estimated to have crossed $350M locally, including $24.3M in the IMAX box office. The anime adaptation is now IMAX’s top non-Chinese local-language title and the 5th highest-grossing local-language IMAX film. The Following Information was provided by Deadline.

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UPDATE: This morning, Crunchyroll’s Japan Correspondent Daryl Harding recently reported on Demon Slayer’s newest record at the Japanese Box Office, the record-breaking film has made over 36.50 billion yen (US$351.6 million) at the Japanese box office on the back of 26.67 million tickets sold. For more on this new development, Crunchyroll has the full details.

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