Makoto Shinkai‘s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film has now sold a total of 6.36 million tickets for ¥8,592,509,010 (roughly $62.36 million) as of Sunday. This makes it the 68th highest-grossing film, and the 16th highest-grossing anime film, of all time in Japan.
Suzume has already earned more than #1 Pokémon film (Pokemon: The First Movie), and has now surpassed Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet#1 Yokai Watch film (Yo-kai Watch: The Movie), Ghibli’s Tales from Earthseaand Stand by me Doraemon. It also earned more than Hideaki Anno‘s Shin Godzilla film. Just Demon Slaughtersix Ghibli films, Shinkai’s own two last films, One Piece Movie Red, Jujutsu Kaisen 0the final Evangelion film, and wood Detective Conan films have earned more in Japan.
The film opened in Japan at number 1 on November 11, selling 1.33 million tickets and earning ¥1.88 billion (approximately US$13.49 million) in its first three days. The film sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more than Shinkai’s credit your name. film, which earned ¥1,277,960,000 (about $12.51 million at the time) in its first three days. It also sold 14.8% more tickets and grossed 14.4% more than Shinkai’s previous film Weathering with youmarking the strongest three-day opening of Shinkai’s films.
Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild bunch Internationally, and Eurozoom will screen the film worldwide except in Asia starting April 12, 2023. Crunchyroll will handle North American distribution, while Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution in Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe. Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild bunch Internationally, and Eurozoom will release the film in French- and German-speaking Europe.
Actress Nanoka Hara voices the heroine Suzume Iwato in the film. SIX TONE idol group member Hokuto Matsumura (feature film Liar × Liar the film’s Tōru, live-action xxxHOLiC the film’s Shizuka Doumeki) made her voice acting debut in the film as Sōta Munakata, a young man who embarks on a journey with Suzume as the “Door-Closing Master”.
Shinkai (your name., Weathering with you) directed the film and wrote the screenplay. He is also credited with the original story. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., Weathering with you) designed the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya (your name., The garden of words) was the animation director. Takumi Tanji (Children chasing lost votes) was art director. CoMix Wave Movies and Story Inc. produced the film. TOHO distributes the film. RAD WIMPS scored the film. Seattle-based Hollywood film composer Kazuma Jinnouchi (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, RWBY: Ice Queendom) scored the film alongside RAD WIMPS. TikTok performer Tobacco performed one of the film’s theme songs “Suzume”.
Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web