So far, the film has been at number 1 on its opening day in every country outside of Japan where it was screened.
Kodoani.com – Mainichi Shimbun reported on Friday that the movie Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) by Makoto Shinkai has sold over 2 million tickets outside of Japan. To date, the film has peaked at number 1 in every country outside of Japan on its first day of release in that country.
The film is scheduled to screen in 199 countries and territories.
Suzume opened at No. 1 on November 11, selling 1.33 million tickets and earning 1.88 billion yen (about US$13.49 million) in its first three days. The film sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more in the same time frame than the popular Shinkai movie. The anime made 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million at the time) in its first three days. It also sold 14.8% more tickets and earned 14.4% more than Shinkai’s previous film Weathering With You, marking the best three opening days of any Shinkai film.
Actress Nanoka Hara voices the main female character Suzume Iwato in the film. SixTONES idol group member Hokuto Matsumura (live-action Liar × Liar’s Tōru, xxxHOLiC live-action Shizuka Doumeki) voiced his first voice in the film as Sōta Munakata, a young man who begins his journey with Suzume as “The Door”. – Retreat the great man.”
Shinkai directed the film and wrote the screenplay. He is also credited with the original story. Masayoshi Tanaka designed the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya is directing the animation. Takumi Tanji art director. CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. produced the film. TOHO is distributing the film. RADWIMPS is in charge of the soundtrack. Seattle-based Hollywood film composer Kazuma Jinnouchi scored the film alongside RADWIMPS. TikTok artist Toaka performed one of the movie’s theme songs “Suzume”.