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12 minutes ago, The Gotham Bank said:

But you probably know what One Piece is and how huge that is. Now multiply that by 5 times, that's how big Kimetsu no Yaiba is in Japan right now. For a very long time, One Piece was the best selling manga in Japan with a record of 37 million copies sold in 2011. This year, in just the first 6 months, Demon Slayer sold over 45 million copies. Properties like Naruto and Dragon Ball have sold 250-300 million copies to date, that means Demon Slayer is reaching a third of those sales in just a single year.

 

I do believe the Anime was the main reason for its explosion. Its a very well-crafted story anyways but that goddamn beautiful animation ... that sold tons of people.

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20 minutes ago, Brainbug said:

 

I do believe the Anime was the main reason for its explosion. Its a very well-crafted story anyways but that goddamn beautiful animation ... that sold tons of people.

Yeah, the anime was definitely very well received, I'm just using manga sales in comparison to huge names like One Piece because that's the best metric at hand to judge how popular Demon Slayer is and how it could potentially translate into $100M in Japan with its movie.

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Weekend Actuals (10/10-11):
01 (01) ¥170,105,760 ($1.6 million), -19%, ¥2,021,650,400 ($19.2 million), Tenet (Warner Bros.) WK4
02 (02) ¥115,218,500 ($1.1 million), -32%, ¥596,929,150 ($5.6 million), The Asadas! (Toho) WK2
03 (03) ¥x73,879,300 ($697,000), -44%, ¥1,283,803,400 ($12.4 million), Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Shochiku) WK4
04 (---) ¥x69,304,000 ($654,000), 0, ¥x89,613,590 ($0.8 million), Hope (Kadokawa) NEW
05 (04) ¥x55,139,000 ($520,000), -21%, ¥1,037,505,700 ($10.0 million), Crayon Shin-chan: Rakuga Kingdom and the Four Heroes (Toho) WK5
06 (05) ¥x38,909,340 ($367,000), -35%, ¥2,239,578,280 ($21.2 million), Stigmatized Properties (Shochiku) WK7
07 (06) ¥x35,904,040 ($339,000), -24%, ¥379,210,480 ($3.5 million), Midnight Swan (Kino Films) WK3
08 (08) ¥x35,654,550 ($336,000), -12%, ¥3,219,738,200 ($30.3 million), Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur (Toho) WK10
09 (07) ¥x28,408,070 ($268,000), -33%, ¥x97,574,100 ($0.9 million), Trolls: World Tour (Toho-Towa/Gaga) WK2
10 (---) ¥x27,500,000 ($260,000), 0, ¥x38,011,680 ($0.4 million), Under the Stars (Tokyo Theaters, Co.) NEW
11 (09) ¥x25,707,900 ($243,000), -33%, ¥2,159,314,800 ($20.3 million), Tapestry (Toho) WK7


>Tenet is now Nolan's second biggest film in Japan, only behind Inception, after another excellent hold. A total north of ¥2.5 billion (~$25 million) is locked up now, and it might even get pretty close to reaching the ¥3 billion (~$30 million) milestone. But I wouldn't expect a total quite that high, however, since it's losing all its IMAX screens to Demon Slayer next weekend.

>The Asadas! opened to a so-so result last weekend, but as expected since it's an older-skewing film, it did exceptionally well over the weekdays (around 40% better than its opening weekend) and won't end up with a disappointing total after all. It'll probably end up finishing near the ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million) mark.

The Weekend Top 10 is down a respectable 23% versus the same weekend last year.
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1 hour ago, The Gotham Bank said:

But you probably know what One Piece is and how huge that is. Now multiply that by 5 times, that's how big Kimetsu no Yaiba is in Japan right now. For a very long time, One Piece was the best selling manga in Japan with a record of 37 million copies sold in 2011. This year, in just the first 6 months, Demon Slayer sold over 45 million copies. Properties like Naruto and Dragon Ball have sold 250-300 million copies to date, that means Demon Slayer is reaching a third of those sales in just a single year.

Naa except for the popular in West animes, Japan culture is alien to me.

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2 hours ago, The Gotham Bank said:

TOHO Cinemas' website had a queue of 200.000 people trying to book a ticket the other day

 

Other cinema chains' websites were simply overwhelmed.

 Let that sink in for a moment.

 

Sounds like the second coming off Yokai Watch. Though this won't die a death at night. 

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Since even local releases have started to release on Friday, I think they should change weekend from Sat-Sun to FSS.

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Corpse:

 


Widest Releases (Seating) Since 2015 (~70% of the Market):

Seating, [Theaters/Showings]
1,336,504, [267/6,170] - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Oct., 2020)
1,085,077, [267/3,786] - Frozen 2 (Nov., 2019)
919,956, [258/3,250] - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Nov., 2018)
816,498, [251/3,196] - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (July, 2018)
775,754, [262/2,657] - Toy Story 4 (July, 2019)
766,440, [241/2,556] - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Nov., 2016)
728,306, [267/2,690] - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Dec., 2019)
725,315, [258/2,202] - Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (Apr., 2019)
719,848, [261/2,370] - Weathering With You (July, 2019)
719,670, [261/2,374] - Aladdin (June, 2019)
714,702, [236/2,789] - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Dec., 2015)
701,865, [247/2,864] - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (July, 2017)
670,255, [254/2,527] - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dec., 2017)
668,663, [236/2,346] - Finding Dory (July, 2016)
667,610, [245/2,327] - Beauty and the Beast (Apr., 2017)
658,842, [231/2,256] - One Piece Film Gold (July, 2016)
655,976, [249/1,832] - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Apr., 2018)
648,401, [259/2,096] - Godzilla: King of the Monsters (June, 2019)
648,160, [252/2,037] - Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Dec., 2018)
608,132, [250/1,979] - Code Blue (July, 2018)
605,267, [239/1,676] - Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (Apr., 2017)
585,196, [254/1,787] - One Piece: Stampede (Aug., 2019)
547,894, [252/1,655] - Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle of Moon Exploration (Mar., 2019)
533,783, [258/2,293] - Avengers: Endgame (Apr., 2019)
530,905, [230/1,502] - Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (Apr., 2016)
530,456, [231/1,727] - Yo-Kai Watch: Great King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan! (Dec., 2015)
520,369, [237/1,744] - Jurassic World (Aug., 2015)
517,134, [260/1,835] - Spider-Man: Far From Home (June, 2019)
515,406, [233/1,460] - Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan (Mar., 2016)
501,322, [240/1,487] - Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic (Mar., 2017)


That's no typo. Over 6,100 showings at the usual locations (~70% of the market), resulting in an average 23 showings per theater (14 was the old record...). It was definitely going to be the widest release ever from just looking at various theaters this week, but it basically doubled everything!

And Saturday's numbers are likely to be even bigger. All the other films above are their first Saturday numbers because it was higher than their Friday, since Saturday traditionally allows for more seating/showtimes. So when Demon Slayer's Saturday seating comes out tomorrow, it'll be even higher in comparison.

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Corpse is saying 1mn admission a day is expected on all three days. That will be $12-13mn a day. Previous record was Frozen 2 $8mn Approx on 2nd Sunday.

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I assume this will kneecap Tenet's remaining run.

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1 hour ago, MrPink said:

I assume this will kneecap Tenet's remaining run.

TENET has over 102k seats available on Friday as compared to 148k last Friday, so guess it will hold well enough.

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Crazy thinking that an anime movie like Demon Slayer has a real shot at being in the top 10 worldwide in 2020 with just Japan's gross.

 

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2 hours ago, The Gotham Bank said:

Crazy thinking that an anime movie like Demon Slayer has a real shot at being in the top 10 worldwide in 2020 with just Japan's gross.

 

 

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2 hours ago, The Gotham Bank said:

DS in Japan > The Invisible Man WW? lol maybe i'm getting a bit carried away here

Depends on how it holds. Movies based on anime and Manga don't tend to have the holds that other big movies do. 

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16 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

Depends on how it holds. Movies based on anime and Manga don't tend to have the holds that other big movies do. 

This is a different case compared to other anime flicks because the movie's story is not a spin-off like 99% are, but a true continuation of where the anime left off last year. It will be frontloaded for sure, but it being 100% canon will play a part in its run.

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I remember there was some saying except for Miyaozaki and Shinkai, none of the anime can hit 10.0b yen, can this be the one?

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