Makoto Shinkai is back and it looks like the director has found gold again. After all, the visionary just released a new movie and Suzume no Tojimari has been on fans’ radar for a while now. And given all the hype, it’s no surprise that the film’s opening broke any records once set by Shinkai.
According to box office reports, Suzume no Tojimari has made about $13.5 million in Japan after its opening weekend. With over 1.3 million tickets sold, the film’s first three days were, of course, hugely successful. In fact, Shinkai’s new movie made 47.7% more at the box office when it opened than Your Name did years ago. And compared to the director’s last film, Suzume no Tojimari earned 14.4% more than Weathering With You.
What we know about Shinkai ‘s new movie
Now that this box office return has been recorded, there’s no denying that Shinkai’s work is still as popular as ever. Suzume no Tojimari took home top spot at the box office, despite competition from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and One Piece: Red. Soon, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Crunchyroll will be bringing Shinkai’s latest work to fans around the world, so netizens should stay tuned for updates. Suzume no Tojimari should go live worldwide in 2023, and for those curious about the film, you can read the full synopsis below:
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“At the other side of the door was time in its entirety. 17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she meets a young man who tells her, ‘I’m looking for a door.’ Suzume finds a single weathered door standing upright amid ruins as if shielded from any catastrophe.
One after another, doors begin to open all over Japan, destroying everyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters… Within that realm, it was as if all time had melted together in the sky. Drawn to this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.”
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