SUZUME NO TOJIMARI EARNING BREAKS OPENING RECORD AND TOPS BOX OFFICE CHARTS
Suzume no Tojimari earning his personal best for Shinkai!
When we think of anime, more often than not, the first thought which crosses the mind is usually anime series. But what if someone needs more time or patience to watch a 12-episode season or a long-running shonen series but still wishes to enjoy the anime experience?
In such cases, the common consent and suggestion are to dive into anime movies which not only are a shorter commitment but also provide amazing viewing.
Anime movies have been massively popular since the dawn of time, with the likes of Akira (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), and Spirited Away (2001) setting the trend amidst many others.
In modern times, anime movies have really become their separate industry which can churn out blockbusters and recording breaking hits similar to the anime series.Movies like Your Name (2016), Weathering with You (2019), and Bubble (2022) were not only financial successes but also received appreciation from the fandom.
While anime series remain the staple consumption of most anime fans, there is no doubt anime movies have their charm.
Speaking of charming anime movies, director Makoto Shinkai s’ latest release Suzume no Tojimar, has already broken box office records with the biggest Japanese opening.
Makoto Shinkai, who has directed some of the most popular anime movies like 5cm per second (2007), Your Name (2016), and Weathering with You (2019), is often considered amongst the best animation director of all time.
Makoto Shinkai is known for his artistry and visual skills, which were once again evident in Suzume no Tojimari.
Suzume no Tojimari earning and reviews have broken the internet in its opening weekend as the movie overwhelmingly was received with positive reception.
But how much did the movie make in its opening weekend? So much, so that it’s taken the anime community by storm. Keep scrolling to find out more about Suzume no Tojimari’s earnings and the records it set upon its release.
Suzume no Tojimari is rated 7.6/10 and ranked #1194 with 94k members on MyAnimeList.
SUZUME NO TOJIMARI EARNING SET A NEW OPENING WEEKEND RECORD
Suzume no Tojimari was released on 11th November 2022 in 420 theatres in Japan, with 11 theatres providing midnight screenings across six cities.
On 14th November, the movie s’ official Twitter account confirmed Suzume no Tojimari earning had grossed 1.88 billion Yen (about USD 13.5 million) in less than three days, making it the top-charted film in Japan for the weekend.
In addition to the record-breaking, Suzume’s opening weekend the movie sold 1.3 million tickets in its first three days in Japan.
Suzume no Tojimari earned $13.5 million, and to put those numbers into perspective, the movie earned 47.4% more than Shinkai’s acclaimed Your Name, which earned 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million at the time).
Suzume no Tojimari earning is the 9th best three-day opening in Japanese Box office history.
Furthermore, Suzume no Tojimari pass Weathering With You at a 14.8 % increase in ticket sales and 14.4% more revenue, setting a new record for Makoto Shinkai s’ films in the opening three days.
Suzume no Tojimari’s earnings boomed immediately upon its release, and theatres were booked for back-to-back screenings from Friday to Sunday. Director Makoto Shinkai, alongside the voice cast, made several personal appearances before screening to introduce the film.
While Suzume no Tojimari is doing well thus far, there is no guarantee that Suzume no Tojimari will pass Withering with You gross profit of 131.5 million dollars and consequently reach anywhere near Your Name s’ gross profit of $233.8 million.
Crunchyroll holds global distribution rights in North America and, alongside Sony, will handle streaming outside Asia. The international release for Suzume no Tojimari is scheduled for early 2023.
SUZUME NO TOJIMARI PLOT AND INSPIRATION
Suzume no Tojimari follows the story of a 17-year-old girl Suzume who resides in Kyushu, Japan. She meets a young man searching for a “door” and follows him to the hill.
They discover an abandoned house with a withered door which Suzume pulls but gets sucked in instead. Doors start opening all over Japan as disaster looms from the other side.
Suzume no Tojimari is the adventure of Suzume across Japan, closing each Disaster Door while searching for her maturity and freedom.
In an interview with Animate Times, Makoto Shinkai revealed the inspiration behind making Suzume no Tojimari is the declining population of Japan.
Shinkai points out that while funerals are performed for mortals, there is no such ritual for old abandoned houses, which eventually became a concept for the movie.
Shinkai also mentions the 2011 earthquake, which was a deadly disaster costing the lives of many, as another source of inspiration for the movie.
But with Suzume no Tojimari, Shinkai says that the new film is a more direct depiction of a natural disaster which might make it more powerful, especially for younger viewers who don’t have memories of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
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SUZUME NO TOJIMARI NOVEL AND MANGA CATCHUP
Suzume no Tojimari novel is written by Makoto Shinkai and began publication in the Kadokawa Bunko imprint since 24th August 2022. The novel has sold over 350,000 copies as of November 2022.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Denki Amashima began serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine on October 25, 2022.
SUZUME NO TOJIMARI CAST, CHARACTER, AND CREW
Suzume no Tojimari is directed, and the screenplay is written by Makoto Shinkai. Music is composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi and RADWIMPS with character designs from Masayoshi Tanaka. Takumi Tanji directs the art, and the theme song is performed by Toaka. Animation is produced by CoMix Wave Films, with Kenichi Tsuchiya as the animation director.
You can find the list of Suzume no Tojimari characters and voice cast below:
|Sōta Munakata||Hokuto Matsumura|
|Suzume Iwato||Nanoka Hara|
|Daijin (AristoCat)||Ann Yamane|
|Tamaki Iwato||Eri Fukatsu|
|Tsubame Iwato||Kana Hanazawa|
|Chika Amabe||Kotone Hanase|
|Hitsujirō Munakata||Matsumoto Hakuō II|
|Rumi Ninomiya||Sairi Itō|
|Minoru Okabe||Shōta Sometani|
|Suzume Iwato (child)||Akari Miura|
|Tomoya Serizawa||Ryunosuke Kamiki|
Suzume no Tojimari is another masterpiece by Makoto Shinkai.