You can’t keep Demon Slayer down for long! The mega blockbuster technically came in second place in the Japanese box office this past weekend, but it made more money over the weekend than the movie in first place.
This weekend Demon Slayer sold approximately 97,000 tickets to moviegoers in Japan, raking in 162,614,700 yen (about $1,496,730). The number one movie, which sold more tickets, did not actually make as much. In fact, Demon Slayer sales went up 4.5 percent this weekend, even though it’s been in theaters for 21 weeks.
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.