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An animated movie based on the blockbuster “Demon Slayer” manga series has become the third-highest grossing film in Japan, 39 days after opening, its distributors Aniplex Inc. and Toho Co. said Tuesday.

The sequel to an anime television series that aired in Japan last year had racked up ¥25.91 billion ($248 million) and drawn more than 19 million viewers across Japan as of Monday, overtaking “Frozen” from Walt Disney Animation Studios, which had raked in ¥25.5 billion.

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