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25thframe.co.uk > News > World Box Office Figures 16th - 18th October 2020: Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train tops the global box office after a record breaking opening in Japan

World Box Office Figures 16th - 18th October 2020: Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train tops the global box office after a record breaking opening in Japan

Robert Hyde

Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train
Japan led the way on the global stage this weekend as the animated movie Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train topped the global box office with a record breaking Japanese debut.

China also did well again this weekend as its box office continued to do well in what can be seen as a post COVID-19 re-opening.

Here is the global box office Quickview

  • Number 1 - Demon Slayer: The Movie Mugen Train (1 week)
  • Highest debut - Demon Slayer: The Movie Mugen Train (@1)
  • Longest run - Greenland (11 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - My People, My Homeland ($360,270,102)

Here is a breakdown of the global top 5 16th - 18th October 2020

Demon Slayer: The Movie Mugen Train

Breaking the record for the biggest ever opening for a film in Japan the animated movie took nearly $44 Million on its debut.

A great opening for the Haruo Sotozaki directed movie and a great sign that cinema is open again, in Japan at least.

My People, My Homeland

With Chinese cinema doing well over the last couple of weekends its current number 1 movie falls to number 2 on the global box office with $19.1 Million.

After 3 weeks the movie has now taken $360.2 Million globally.

Honest Thief

Getting a release in the US and topping the chart there has given the Liam Neeson movie a massive boost and the film jumps from 18 to number 3 with $4.7 Million globally, up 91% from last weekend.

The film has taken $6.3 Million in total after 2 weeks of release.

Tenet

The Christopher Nolan movie has had a troubled time at the cinema but despite that its at number 4 this weekend with $4,4 Million.

The film has a global take of $334 Million after 8 weeks of release.

The War With Grandpa

The Tim Hill directed comedy falls to number 5 this week with $2.6 Million over the weekend pushing its total gross to $11.1 Million after 5 weeks of release.

This weeks top 10 World Box Office films

  1. Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train - $43,862,594
  2. My People, My Homeland - $19,159,238
  3. Honest Thief - $4,717,972
  4. Tenet - $4,404,055
  5. The War With Grandpa - $2,653,438
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas - $1,323,000
  7. Twiceborn - $1,322,794
  8. Børning 3 - $1,134,928
  9. Greenland - $936,383
  10. Hocus Pocus - $756,000
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