Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Earns $11.5 Million In Opening Weekend At US Box Office

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc movie, a compilation of the first episode from the upcoming Hashira Training Arc and the final episode of the Swordsmith Village Arc, opened strong at the US box office this weekend.

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc

According to estimations by Box Office Mojo, the film garnered an impressive $11,575,000 during its opening weekend, thereby, securing the second spot in the box office.

Box Office Mojo reports that the movie drew strong audiences throughout the weekend, earning $5.525 million on Friday, Feb 23, 2024, including preview screenings on Thursday, $3.53 million on Feb 24, and $2.52 million on Feb 25.

The film garnered 647 million yen (approximately 4.35 million USD) in its first three-day weekend from Feb 2-4, 2024, in Japan.

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc will release in Spring 2024, with a one-hour special episode. The previous instalment of the anime titled, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, released in Japan in April 2023. 

The first season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime consisted of twenty-six episodes produced by Ufotable aired in Japan from April to September 2019.

A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, was released in October 2020 and became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.

A second season of the anime series, readapting the “Mugen Train” arc seen in the film in seven episodes and covering the “Entertainment District” arc from the manga in eleven episodes, aired from October 2021 to February 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankobon volumes.

It has been published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.

Source: Box Office Mojo