Mugen Train beats Mortal Kombat at US box office-Entertainment News, Firstpost
#DemonSlayer took in $ 6.4million, while #MortalKombat took in $ 6.2million over the weekend
Preview of Demon Slayer: The Mugen Train Trailer
Japanese animated film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train regained the top spot as it earned $ 6.4 million at the box office over the weekend.
Briefly, Mortal combat was number one at the US box office, however, so far it has earned $ 6.2 million, behind number two. Along with the theatrical release, the film was released simultaneously on HBO Max.
The Japanese animated film made American box office history with its debut at $ 19.5 million. This is the biggest opening for a foreign language film in the United States.
With $ 368 million in box office receipts in Japan, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is the highest grossing film of all time. It is also the highest grossing Japanese film in the world with a collection of $ 423 million, according to Vanity Show.
Directed by Haruo Sotozaki, the animated film was originally released in Japan on October 16. In Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, five demon slayers investigate the disappearance of 40 people on a mysterious train. Demon Slayers succumb to a spell-induced dream state.
On the other hand, Mortal combat is based on a video game of the same name and is a martial arts fantasy film. It was directed by Simon McQuoid and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Both films were released in the United States on April 23.
The box office collections of both films are promising given that they were released during the COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic. However, the theatrical performance of both films raises doubts whether upcoming films like Black Widow, F9, and A Quiet Place, Part II will be presented as expected.