Demon Slayer Movie Tops Japan’s DVD Chart for Report-Tying 5 Weeks


1st DVD to perform feat since third Harry Potter movie over 16 years in the past

The DVD launch of the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Prepare anime has now ranked #1 on Oricon’s total weekly DVD chart for 5 consecutive weeks. Throughout the July 12-18 week, it offered 11,628 extra copies for a brand new cumulative whole of 583,285.

The movie is the primary DVD launch since December 2004’s particular version Japanese DVD of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 16 years and 6 months in the past to rank #1 on the Oricon total weekly DVD chart for 5 consecutive weeks. Mugen Prepare is barely the third DVD launch to take action; the primary one to realize the feat was the particular version Japanese DVD of The Matrix in March 2000. Mugen Prepare can be the primary DVD launch to rank at #1 for 5 consecutive weeks on Oricon’s animation weekly DVD chart.

The anime movie had offered 1,074,170 copies whole of its Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases in Japan (together with each the restricted and common editions) in solely three days because it debuted on June 16. The movie’s common editions have surpassed the gross sales for the restricted editions of Frozen 2, the earlier report holder for highest first-week DVD and Blu-ray Disc gross sales within the animation class within the Reiwa period (from Might 13, 2019).

Mugen Prepare started screening in Japan on October 16. After 12 consecutive weeks at #1 within the field workplace in Japan, it dropped to #2 through the January 9-10 weekend, its thirteenth weekend. The movie had ranked within the high three spots weekly in Japan since then, till its twenty second weekend.

The movie offered a complete of 28,966,806 tickets for 40,016,942,050 yen (about US$367.6 million) in Japan as of Might 23 — and have become the primary movie ever to move the 40 billion yen milestone. It has since earned 40,096,913,600 yen (about US$366.53 million) in Japan as of June 6. It’s nonetheless enjoying in some Japanese theaters.

In 45 international locations and territories worldwide, Mugen Prepare offered a complete of 41.35 million tickets to earn the equal of 51.7 billion yen (about US$475 million) as of Might 23. The movie was the highest-earning movie worldwide from 2020. It’s the first non-Hollywood or non-American movie to high the yearly field workplace worldwide because the starting of cinema over a century in the past.

The movie is now the #2 highest-earning anime movie ever on the U.S. field workplace.

Supply: Oricon by way of Otakomu

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