Demon Slayer: Mugen Train rides to the top of the weekend box office!

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train rides to the top of the weekend box office!

Mugen Train is a box office Demon!

Moviegoers remained on board the anime DEMON SLAYER – THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN, pushing it to the top of the box office this weekend with an estimated $6.4 million!

The R-rated release from Sony’s FUNimation was slashed by 70% from its domestic opening last weekend, but it was enough to kick the Kombatant Kompetition out of first place.

The direct sequel to the popular TV show’s first season has a ten-day domestic total of $32.2 million, and has collected a worldwide total of $469 million including its 2020 international release.

The R-rated videogame adaptation MORTAL KOMBAT got power-punched down to second place with $6.2 million, a 73% fatality from last weekend’s #1 opening.

The $55 million live-action update of the popular and bloody fighting game series has a ten-day domestic total of $34 million and a worldwide total of $66.9 million. The Warner Bros. release is also available on the studio’s HBO Max streaming platform.

In third place was the PG-13 monster conflict GODZILLA VS. KONG with $2.7 million on its fifth weekend in theaters. The $200 million Warner Bros. movie (no longer streaming on HBO Max) has a domestic total of $90.3 million and $415 million worldwide.

Opening in fourth place was the new R-rated horror movie SEPARATION with $1.8 million for the weekend.

Directed by William Brent Bell (THE BOY, THE DEVIL INSIDE), the supernatural thriller from distributor Open Road features Rupert Friend, Mamie Gummer and Brian Cox.

Critics seemed to believe that the scariest thing about the new ghost story was the quality, giving it an average of 11% on Rotten Tomatoes. Creep on over to the JoBlo review HERE.

In fifth place was the PG-rated animated fantasy RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON with $1.3 million. The Disney adventure has a domestic total of $41.5 million and $103.5 million worldwide after nine weekends.

The Bob Odenkerk action movie NOBODY was in sixth place with $1.2 million on its sixth weekend in theaters. The R-rated Universal thriller has a domestic total of $23.3 million and $40 million worldwide, on a reported cost of $16 million.

In seventh place was the PG-13 supernatural horror movie THE UNHOLY with $1.06 million. After five weekends, the $10 million thriller from Sony has a domestic total of $13.1 million and a worldwide total of $21 million.

Returning to battle Ramona’s seven evil exes was a special Dolby reissue of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD in eighth place with $720,000 on 152 screens. 

The PG-13 action-comedy from director Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, BABY DRIVER) was considered a box office failure on its initial 2010 release, ending with $48 million worldwide on a $60 million budget. But thanks to healthy home video sales, the movie went on to become a cult favorite.

With this re-release’s weekend figure, the adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series now has a domestic total of $32.3 million.

Closing out the list for the week was the Warner Bros. animated/live-action hybrid TOM & JERRY and the R-rated comedy TOGETHER TOGETHER, which dropped by 41% from last weekend’s opening and has a ten-day domestic total of $1.02 million.

Departing the chart was the faith-based Mira Sorvino drama THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES and the Benedict Cumberbatch spy thriller THE COURIER.

Next weekend (which would normally have a huge superhero blockbuster on screens) will kick off the summer movie season with the Guy Ritchie crime thriller WRATH OF MAN.

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