Funimation reported that Mugen Train is now the #2 highest earning anime film ever at the US box office. As of Friday, the movie has earned US$43,956,489, surpassing Pokemon 2000- The Movie which had US$43,758,684 (unadjusted for inflation) 21 years ago and only behind Pokemon: The First Movie which reign at the top with US$85,744,662.
Mugen Train, which began screening in Japan on October 16, was the highest-earning film worldwide from 2020, earning US$477 million and is the first non-Hollywood or non-American film to top the yearly box office worldwide since the beginning of cinema over a century ago.
The film has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away, both as the all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history and the #1 highest-earning Japanese film of all time worldwide.
The film also had the highest opening weekend globally for the October 16-18 weekend.
For those who hasn’t seen the movie yet, Funimation will release the film digitally on June 22.