Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc 1st Episode Ranks #2 in U.S. Box Office Opening Earning $11.5 Million USD

The website Box Office Mojo revealed that the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- has earned USD $11,575,000 in its opening weekend in the United States. The opening weekend for the theatrical screening of the one hour first episode of the Demon Slayer Hashira Training Arc and final episode of the Swordsmith Village Arc has made it to the box office rankings at #2.

The film is also screening in IMAX and in theaters supporting premium large format.

The first screening is part of a World Tour event began in Tokyo. This will was then followed in New York on February 10, Seoul on February 11, Berlin in February 13, Mexico City and Singapore on February 17, Jakarta on February 18, Sao Paolo (Brazil) on February 19, Paris and Taipei on February 24, London and Hong Kong on February 25.

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VIZ Media, the English publisher of the Demon Slayer manga describes the series:

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself!

The manga series was created and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge and was released in the Weekly Shonen Jump on February 2016. The manga series concluded in May 2020 and was later compiled into 23 volumes.

The manga’s popularity expanded into a well-loved anime adaptation produced by Ufotable in April 2019 until 2019. Its sequel film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train premiered in October 2020 and is currently known as the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. The second season of the anime premiered on October 2021 and concluded in February 2022. A compilation film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village premiered in theaters on February 2023.

To date, the series is one of the highest-grossing and popular media franchises of all time.

Source: Box Office Mojo Website

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