The Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) movie by Makoto Shinkai has reportedly sold more than 2 million tickets outside of Japan, according to The Mainichi Shimbun on Friday. The movie currently holds the top spot on the first day of release in every nation outside of Japan.
199 nations and territories are scheduled to host screenings of the movie.
As of Sunday, Suzume has made a cumulative profit in Japan of about 14,135,342,670 yen (about US$106 million). After surpassing Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the movie is currently the fifteenth-highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan and the ninth-highest-grossing anime movie of all time.
The movie earned 1.88 billion yen (about US$13.49 million) in its first three days of release after debuting at No. 1 on November 11 and selling 1.33 million tickets.
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.
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 Seek Lost Voices). The film was made by Story Inc. and CoMix Wave Films. The movie is being released by TOHO. 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.