Renowned director Makoto Shinkai's new anime film Suzume has sold over 10 million tickets and cleared 13.4 billion yen in box-office takings!
These figures were recorded on February 5, which marked 87 days since the film premiered. This makes Suzume Shinkai's third film to achieve over 10 million ticket sales, after his internationally acclaimed films Your Name. and Weathering with You.
Suzume follows the titular seventeen-year-old heroine who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. After meeting a young man on a journey to find doors, she discovers a strange door, old but still standing despite the ruins surrounding it. Before long, doors all over Japan begin to open, bringing misfortune from beyond. Thus, Suzume must embark on her own journey to close these doors.
After premiering on November 11, 2022, the film's opening pulled in over 1.8 billion yen from more than 1.3 million tickets sold over three days, achieving the biggest box office opening numbers of all of his films.
Crunchyroll is set to distribute the film in cooperation with Sony Pictures, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom, with screenings beginning on the following dates: April 12 for France and Malta, April 13 for Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico and New Zealand, and April 14 for Austria, Belgium, Canada, Gibraltar, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Suzume is currently screening in Japan, with a global release set to begin on April 12, 2023.
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Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!