The Japanese movie Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari), directed by Makoto Shinkai, will conclude its screening in Japanese cinemas on May 27th after a 6-month run in Japan.
As of April 26th, which marked its 167th day in Japanese theaters, the film has earned around 14.52 billion yen (approximately US$108 million) in ticket sales, selling a total of 10.95 million tickets.
Shinkai’s latest film has exceeded the earnings of his previous movie Weathering With You, amounting to over 14.23 billion yen (approximately US$106 million).
As of March 26th, the movie had accumulated a total of 14,310,602,380 yen (approximately US$109 million) in ticket sales, exceeding the lifetime earnings of Shinkai’s previous work Weathering With You which made around 14.23 billion yen (about US$108 million in current conversion) in the Japanese box office.
The Suzume film has now become the 14th highest-earning movie in Japan and the eighth-highest-earning anime film 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.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web