Demon Slayer: The Endless Train Continues To Break Blu-ray & DVD Records

Demon Slayer: Train Endless was released on discs on June 16 and immediately set several records. In just three, 1,074,170 copies of Blu-ray and DVD discs were sold in Japan (including limited and standard editions).

On the first day, 268,490 copies of the limited edition on Blu-ray and 201,895 copies of the standard, plus 115,499 copies of the limited edition and 218,195 of the standard DVD copies, were sold, for a total of 804,079 discs. In just 24 hours, the record was broken for Blu-ray and DVD sales in one week this year. It was previously held by male idol group Snow Man (thirteenth opening of Black Clover) with their Asia Tour 2D.2D, which sold 236,000 Blu-rays and 170,000 DVDs in one week in March. Also “Train Endless” “now holds the record for Blu-ray and DVD sales in one day in Japan, surpassing the Disney movie. “Cold heart” (661,000 copies).

On the second day, 30,007 Limited Editions and 50,881 Standard Editions Blu-ray were sold, as well as 20,751 Limited Editions and 71,507 Standard Edition DVDs, for a total of 173,146 copies.

On the third day, respectively, 12,549 and 33,609 Blu-ray and 8,609 and 42,178 DVDs, a total of 96,945 copies.

Limited Edition includes a box with exclusive artwork from character designer Akira Matsushima, as well as an inner cover from ufotable and audio commentary by voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado), Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma), Yoshitsugu Matsuiboka ) and Satoshi Hino (Kyojuro Rengoku).

As of June 6, the film grossed 40.096 billion yen (about $ 366.53 million) at the Japanese box office and is still shown in some Japanese theaters. Anime was the first film to gross over 40 billion yen in Japanese box office.

The total worldwide collection of “Train” has exceeded half a billion. The film became the highest grossing film in 2020 and the first non-American film to top the list of highest grossing films of the year since the advent of cinema more than a century ago.

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