The screening of Makoto Shinkai‘s latest blockbuster “Suzume No Tojimari” or “Suzume” in Japan comes to an end on May 27, 2023 and recorded a final box-office revenue of approximately 14.79 billion yen (US$105.3 million), surpassing Shinkai’s previous film “Weathering With You“, which was released in 2019 and bagged a collection of approximately 14.23 billion yen.
Keep in mind that the point of comparison is only Yen. If the comparison is made in USD, then Weathering With You bagged about $130,9 million in total.
The number of spectators reached approximately 11.15 million, thus becoming responsible for the film to become the 14th highest-earning film, as well as the 8th highest-earning anime film of all time in Japan.
The movie premiered in Japan on November 11th and debuted at the number one spot.
Its North American debut took place on April 14th. Crunchyroll is showcasing the movie with English subtitles as well as an English dubbed version.
During its opening weekend in the United States, the film made a revenue of US$5,001,705.
The officially announced story of Suzume no Tojimari is described as:
Suzume is a 17-year-old, who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. One day, she meets a traveling young man who is looking for a “door.” Suzume decides to follow him and discovers an old door in the ruins in the mountains. As if drawn by something, Suzume reaches out for the door… What follows is Suzume’s liberation and growth as she closes the “doors” that cause misfortune in abandoned places around Japan.