‘Demon Slayer’ And ‘Scream’ In Battle For Box Office Supremacy

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Nick Davis

The new films in the Demon Slayer and Scream franchises are currently in a battle for box office supremacy. Demon Slayer: To The Swordsmith Village and Scream VI are both hits worldwide. But which one is more popular seems to boil down to the country at the moment. Demon Slayer: To The Swordsmith Village is taking the crown in certain parts of the world whereas Scream VI is dominating in others. So which one is the frontrunner as of right now? Let’s see which one will ultimately win the war.

A War Of Demon Slayer And Scream

The obvious victories for these films are Demon Slayer in Japan and Scream in the USA. The movies are made in each of those countries, respectively, and it makes sense to see them performing the best at home. The surprising upset comes down in Latin America.

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Tanjiro in ‘Demon Slayer’

Demon Slayer: To The Swordsmith Village has reportedly beaten the gross of Scream VI in Mexico. A fairly amazing upset in the fight between the horror classic and the modern anime hit. It may come as no surprise to any Latin viewers, though, given the immense popularity of anime in the region. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 hit international theaters in 2022 and was a widespread success throughout Central and South America. It was number 2 in its opening weekend in Mexico and number 3 in Colombia.

The total international gross of Demon Slayer: To The Swordsmith Village is now an impressive $25 million. With $10 million of that being in the US, it’s not enough to beat Scream VI but still enough to make an impact in the country that tends to be a little difficult for foreign films to penetrate.

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Ghostface in ‘Scream VI’

Killing The Box Office

Scream VI had the biggest opening weekend of any other movie in its franchise. So it should come as little surprise that the sixth film in the legacy franchise is mostly beating Demon Slayer in most of the rest of the world. Ghostface has been an iconic figure in the horror world for the better part of three decades now. Tanjiro and his group have quickly become anime icons, but they’re still fairly new icons. The manga began in 2016 and the first season of the anime is just four years old now. The series is quickly cementing itself as one of the best modern anime, and will likely continue to do so with the premiere of Season 3 just around the corner. But it’ll need to be around for a lot longer before it’s putting as many butts in the seats as Scream.

Demon Slayer: To The Swordsmith Village and Scream VI are both out in theaters around the world now.

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