May 16, 2021
Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ overtakes ‘Mortal Kombat’
HOLLYWOOD - After narrowly losing first place in its opening weekend, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” has surged ahead of “Mortal Kombat” on U.S. box office charts.

The anime action adventure “Demon Slayer” is expected to end the week with $6.4 million in ticket sales, while “Mortal Kombat” trails closely behind. Both films debuted April 23rd and dipped roughly 70% from their initial outings.

In normal times, those figures would have been somewhat disappointing for nationwide releases but during a pandemic, it’s not a terrible result, variety.com said. Still, it leaves lingering questions about when moviegoing will return in earnest — and if upcoming potential blockbusters like “A Quiet Place Part II,” Marvel’s “Black Widow” and “Fast and Furious” sequel “F9” will premiere as expected this summer.
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