Kodoani.com – When Suzume Closing out its third weekend in leading cinemas in Japan, the official Twitter account has revealed that Makoto Shinkai’s latest film has surpassed 6 billion yen at the Japanese box office and continues to rise. The Tweet also announced a second batch of movie giveaways for audiences back home.
Audience mobilization of 4.6 million ???? box office revenue exceeded 6.26 billion yen????
Visitor gift 2nd “#Makoto Shinkai book 2” will be distributed! ! ????
12/3 (Friday) ~ Distribution start ????
Click here for details ???? https://t.co/EbnjpNwOiJ # Harana Noka # Matsumura Hokuto # Big hit showing pic.twitter.com/QFi8S21xaX
— Official movie “Suzume no Tojimari” (@suzume_tojimari) November 28, 2022
As of November 27, Suzume brought in 6.26 billion yen ($44.58 million) at the Japanese box office thanks to 4.6 million tickets sold. That’s just short of Your Name’s position after its third weekend in 2016 when it earned a total of 6.29 billion yen but is higher than Weathering With You’s 5.9 billion yen in the same time frame. . Suzume took the lead thanks to the midweek holiday that gave them a big boost.
The next big holiday on the calendar is New Year, and with a double shot of THE FIRST SLAM DUNK and Avatar 2 coming soon, Suzume might be hard-pressed to get past Weathering With You. Like Your Name, Weathering With You also premiered during Japan’s summer break, helping both Obon and Silver Week shine.
Suzume’s latest giveaway begins December 3 with theatergoers receiving a second “Shinkai Makoto Book”. Unlike the first book that featured his three latest films, the new book will feature interviews with staff and cast as well as a director’s Q&A from the two main characters. 1.5 million copies will be donated.
Suzume is directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the screenplay for the film alongside Masayoshi Tanaka as the character designer, Kenichi Tsuchiya as the animation director, and Takumi Tanji as the director. animation production art at CoMix Wave Films.
Suzume was released in Japan on November 11 with Crunchyroll partnering with Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International to bring this to global audiences outside of Asia as early as 2023.