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'Demon Slayer' becomes Japan's highest-grossing film

Movie based on manga series tops 'Spirited Away'

The film, a tale of an adolescent boy fighting human-eating demons, has amassed $313 million since opening on Oct. 16.   © Koyoharu Gotoge/Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An animated movie based on the blockbuster "Demon Slayer" manga series has become the highest-grossing film in Japanese box-office history, its distributors said Monday, ending the reign of Hayao Miyazaki's "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" (Spirited Away) from 2001.

The film, a tale of an adolescent boy fighting human-eating demons, amassed as of Sunday 32.47 billion yen ($313 million) and drew more than 24 million to theaters since its opening on Oct. 16, according to co-distributors Aniplex Inc. and Toho Co.

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