Suzume anime film made 340 million yuan which is about US$49.42 million on its first three-day weekend in China, according to Makoto Shinkai, with over 10 million tickets sold.
This substantially outperformed Suzume’s 1.88 billion yen about $13.51 million opening weekend in Japan, which was previously the biggest opening weekend for a Shinkai movie in his home country, and is the best debut for a Shinkai movie in China.
Suzume opened to 100 million yuan (US$14.66 million), the largest pre-sales for an animated film in Chinese ever, on March 23.
This actually raises Suzume’s total worldwide earnings to US$188.12 million as of March 27, and places Suzume as the 9th highest-grossing anime movie of all time and finally knocks Pokémon: The First Movie out of the top 10, where it had stood for ten years.
Suzume no Tojimari anime movie premiered in Japan on November 11.
CoMix Wave Films portrays the anime film as following:
“On 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 encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…
Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
The morning sky
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—
Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.”
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The anime movie’s staff includes:
- Makoto Shinkai as the director and screenplay writer
- Masayoshi Tanaka as the character designer
- Kenichi Tsuchiya as the animation director
- Takumi Tanji as the art director
- CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. are producing the movie
- TOHO as the distributor
Your Name, the Japanese romantic/fantasy anime movie debuted on August 26, 2016, and it managed to sell tickets worth US$380.15 million.
Weathering With You romantic/fantasy anime movie opened on July 19, 2019 in Japan and managed to sell tickets worth US$ 193.65 million.
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