Demon Slayer becomes the First Anime in Decades to hit No. 1 in the U.S. Box Office

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In its Second Weekend, Funimation/Aniplex has earned $6.4 million, beating Mortal Kombat which ended up in second place at $6.2 million, winning the Box Office Battle for a Second Weekend. According to Anime News Network’s Egan Loo, If this continues after the announcement of the final tallies on Monday,¬†Demon Slayer¬†will be only the second Japanese film ever ‚ÄĒ and only the second anime film ever ‚ÄĒ to rank #1 at the weekend box office in the U.S. The first Japanese film was¬†Pokemon: The First Movie¬†over¬†21 years ago.

Demon Slayer has become the third-highest grossing anime film of all time in the United States with an estimated US$34,118,776 as of Sunday. It surpasses the former #3, Dragon Ball Super: Broly (US$30,712,119), and only trails behind Pokemon: The First Movie (US$85,744,662), and Pokemon 2000 РThe Movie (US$43,758,684).

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