‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Infinity Train’ Is #1 Film in Taiwan in 2020, #1 All-Time Animated Film in Taiwan1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Taiwanese animation distributor Muse Communication announced on Monday that the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime has earned NT$360 million (about 1.318 billion yen or US$12.6 million) in the 17 days since it opened in Taiwan on October 30. In doing so, it has not only become the highest-earning film in Taiwan this year, but also the highest-earning animated film of all time in Taiwan.
Only two other films have earned over NT$300 million in Taiwan this year: South Korea’s Peninsula (about NT$356 million) and the British-American film Tenet (about NT$349 million). Until Demon Slayer, the highest-earning animated film in Taiwan of all time was Frozen 2 with about NT$343 million.
In addition to its box office success, the Demon Slayer film spurred tie-in character goods sales in pop-up shops and even sports running events in three cities in Taiwan.
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