On November 11, the film debuted at #1 in Japan.
On Sunday, the multiplex company PVR Cinemas posted a notice on Facebook announcing that it would be screening Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) in India. A precise release date and distribution locations for the movie have not yet been disclosed by the production firm.
On November 11, the movie debuted at No. 1 in Japan. In its first three days, it sold 1.33 million tickets and brought in 1.88 billion yen (about US$13.49 million).
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Compared to Shinkai’s critically praised your name, which made 1,277,960,000 yen (about $12.51 million at the time) in its first three days, the movie sold 38.7% more tickets and made 47.4% more money. It also had the strongest opening three days of all of Shinkai’s movies, with ticket sales and revenue up 14.8% and 14.4%, respectively, above Weathering With You.
Suzume Iwato, the movie’s heroine, is voiced by actress Nanoka Hara. Hokuto Matsumura, a member of the SixTONES idol group, made his voice acting debut in the movie as Sta Munakata, a young guy who travels with Suzume as the “Door-Closing Master,” just as he did in the live-action Liar Liar and xxxHOLiC films.
The movie’s screenplay and direction were both done by Shinkai (your name from Weathering With You). The original story is credited to him as well. The characters were created by Masayoshi Tanaka (your name, Weathering With You). The animation director for Garden of Words was Kenichi Tsuchiya (your name). The art director was Takumi Tanji (Children Who Chase Lost Voices). The film was made by Story Inc. and CoMix Wave Films. The movie is being released by TOHO. The movie’s music is by RADWIMPS. The movie’s soundtrack was created by RADWIMPS and Seattle-based Hollywood composer Kazuma Jinnouchi (Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045, RWBY: Ice Queendom). Toaka, a TikTok performer, sang “Suzume,” one of the movie’s theme songs.
Source: PVR Cinemas’ Facebook page