The box office was in dire straits for a few months there thanks to the pandemic, but it looks like slowly and steadily, people are ready to go back to the movies. Godzilla vs. Kong recently became the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic, and now, another Warner Bros. release – Mortal Kombat – has climbed its way to the top of the charts. But it’s not alone. The Japanese animated film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train made its domestic debut and gave Mortal Kombat a run for its money. In the end, though, Mortal Kombat claimed the number one spot. Read More »
It’s no secret that the box office hasn’t been all that thrilling over the past year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But now that theaters are starting to open up more and vaccinated audiences are returning to the big screen, business is starting to pick back up. That’s paved the way for a recent animated import from Japan to top the opening weekend of one of Disney’s big animated movies and earn one of the biggest anime openings of all time.
The anime feature Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train was already a smash hit in Japan and became the highest grossing animated feature across the globe last year. Now it’s making waves on the United States box office charts by more-than-doubling the opening weekend of Raya and the Last Dragon. Read More »