A couple outside a Tokyo cinema waiting to purchase tickets for Demon Slayer. Photo: Reuters A couple outside a Tokyo cinema waiting to purchase tickets for Demon Slayer. Photo: Reuters
A couple outside a Tokyo cinema waiting to purchase tickets for Demon Slayer. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ anime trumps ‘Spirited Away’ at box office amid Covid-19 pandemic

  • Millions of Japanese watched the film, based on a popular manga series, in the past 10 days and it raked in more than US$95 million
  • The film, about a boy who battles demons, broke box office records and surpassed Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, which took 25 days to reach the earnings milestone

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A couple outside a Tokyo cinema waiting to purchase tickets for Demon Slayer. Photo: Reuters A couple outside a Tokyo cinema waiting to purchase tickets for Demon Slayer. Photo: Reuters
A couple outside a Tokyo cinema waiting to purchase tickets for Demon Slayer. Photo: Reuters
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