The latest weekend movie mobilization ranking (aggregated from 23rd to 24th, according to a survey by Kokou Tsushinsha) was announced on the 25th. The anime movie “Theatrical Version” Kimetsu no Yaiba “Infinite Train Edition” (released on October 16th last year) ranked first for two consecutive weeks, and as a result, the number one weekend mobilization was the 14th in total.
The film has box office revenue of 4.6 billion yen in 3 days, 10.7 billion yen in 10 days, 20.4 billion yen in 24 days, 30 billion yen in 59 days, 10 million people mobilized in 16 days, and 45 days. A blockbuster movie that has surpassed 20 million people. In 73 days of its release, it has surpassed 31.68 billion yen (according to the box office news agency) of “Spirited Away”, which was ranked first in the box office revenue ranking including live-action works.
“Kimetsu no Yaiba” is based on the manga serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from February 2016 to May 2008, and is a popular work with a cumulative total of over 120 million comics. Set in the world where human-eating demons lived in the Taisho era, a charcoal-selling boy, Tanjiro, changed his life completely when his family was murdered by a human-eating demon. A story about going on a journey to avenge the demon that killed the family in order to return Nezuko human once again.
A TV animation was broadcast from April to September 2019, and it became popular and became a social phenomenon. The movie version, which is connected to the final episode of the anime, is set in the “infinite train” that the demon has taken over, and the story of Tanjiro and the flame pillar, Rengoku Kyojuro, fighting the demon is unfolded.
◆Top 10 national movie mobilization rankings (January 23-24)◆
|1st Place||“Kimetsu no Yaiba” infinite train edition (release week 15)|
|2nd Place||Gintama THE FINAL (3)|
|3rd Place||Movie Entotsu Town Pupel (5)|
|4th Place||The outside of the Sankaku window is at night (1)|
|5th Place||Movie version Pocket Monster Coco (5)|
|6th Place||New interpretation, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (7)|
|7th Place||The Promised Neverland (6)|
|8th Place||STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 (10)|
|9th Place||Natsume Yujincho Stone-raising and suspicious visitors (2)|
|10th Place||Newly infected peninsula final stage (4)|
◆Message from the writer of Gintama◆
As we all know Gintama for it’s comedy and great sense of humor of the writer Sorachi, this message brought a significant amount of laughter to fans along with the limited visitor benefits that was given at the theaters.
Fans also claims that even if the story of Gintama has ended, Gintama will always live in their hearts bringing laughter through all the great episodes that were aired.