People stand outside a movie theater with an advertisement for the animation movie based on popular Japanese manga "Demon Slayer'" (Kimetsu no Yaiba) by Koyoharu Gotouge in Tokyo. Photo: REUTERS/Issei Kato

'Demon Slayer' revenue tops ¥10.75 bil in 10 days, breaking Japan box-office record


Japanese animated film "Demon Slayer" shattered a box-office record, reaching revenue of 10.75 billion yen ($102.48 million) in just 10 days, the film's distributor said on Monday.

That was the fastest pace for ticket sales in Japan to top 10 billion yen, besting the previous record-holder, Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 animated film "Spirited Away", which took 25 days to reach the milestone.

The animated film, whose full title is "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie - Mugen Train," had already broken the country's previous record for best three-day opening when it hit cinemas on Oct 16.

The movie is based on a popular manga, and later a TV series, set in Japan roughly 100 years ago, about a boy who fights human-eating demons. Co-distributor Aniplex said 7.98 million people had seen the film as of Monday.

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I just started watching the series. Meh. (Or, as they say here, "ma ma".)

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¥10.75 bil in 10 days, 

That's just from some random anime movie. And having no real competition.

Now what would happen if we had Top Gun 2 and Ghostbusters 3 in theaters now!?!?

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I've only seen the TV series and it's okay in my opinion. Nothing to write home about. Just doing well when there's not much else on this year I guess. But it's worth a look.

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