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Demon Slayer’ Champions Against ‘Mortal Kombat’ At The US Box-Office

today4 May 2021


It’s a real battle! 


After a close call, ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ managed to come out on top against ‘Mortal Kombat’ and is expected to end the weekend with an estimated US$6.4 million in ticket sales! Converted to Malaysian Ringgit, it puts the numbers at RM26.2 million. ‘Mortal Kombat’ follows close behind with an estimated US$6.2 million between Friday and Sunday. 



Both these films debuted last weekend and came out strong, despite an estimated 70 per cent dip from their initial outings. But hey, considering we are currently battling a pandemic, it’s not so bad!


‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ is currently playing in 1,915 North American venues and has earned a whopping US$34.1 million in the US as well as Canada. Directed by Haruo Sotozaki and written by Ufotable, this film raced right past ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ which made US$30 million to become the third-highest grossing anime title in North America. 



‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ is also making rounds in several box office records. In its native country Japan, the film has become the highest-grossing movie ever with ticket sales surpassing US$368 million. It’s also become the highest-grossing anime film ever with US$423 million globally. 


That’s a whole lot of numbers. 


Its competitor on the other hand, ‘Mortal Kombat’, is a martial arts-inspired adaptation of the popular video game and has amassed a total of US$34 million in just two weeks! Distributed by Warner Bros., this film is also released simultaneously on HBO Max, including ‘In The Heights’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’. 



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Action fans better start lining up because this year is about to get crazyyyyy!


*Cover image via Toho 

Written by: Farah Qistina

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