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Suzume ticket sales cross 2m overseas

The animated film has so far ranked at #1 on opening day in every country outside Japan where it screened
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18 Mar 2023 17:28:12 | Update: 18 Mar 2023 18:15:22
Suzume ticket sales cross 2m overseas

Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film has sold more than 2 million tickets outside of Japan. So far, the film has ranked at #1 in every country outside of Japan on its first day of screening in that country.

The film is planned to screen in 199 countries and territories, reports The Mainichi Shimbun.

Suzume has earned a cumulative total of about 14,135,342,670 yen (about $106 million) in Japan as of Sunday. The film is now the 15th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, and the ninth highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan, having surpassed Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

The film opened at #1 on November 11 and sold 1.33 million tickets to earn 1.88 billion yen (about $13.49 million) in its first three days.

The film sold 38.7 per cent more tickets and earned 47.4 per cent more than Shinkai's acclaimed your name.

The film earned 1,277,960,000 yen (about $12.51 million at that time) in its first three days. It also sold 14.8 per cent more tickets and earned 14.4 per cent more than Shinkai's previous film Weathering With You, marking the strongest opening three days of Shinkai's films.

Actress Nanoka Hara voices the heroine Suzume Iwato in the film. SixTONES idol group member Hokuto Matsumura made his 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 directed the film and wrote the screenplay. He is also credited with the original story.

Masayoshi Tanaka designed the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya (your name, Garden of Words) was the animation director. Takumi Tanji was the art director. CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. produced the movie.

TOHO is distributing the film. Seattle-based Hollywood film composer Kazuma Jinnouchi scored the film alongside RADWIMPS. TikTok performer Toaka performed one of the film's theme songs "Suzume."