The Third Makoto Shinkai Film ‘Suzume’ Sold 10 Million Tickets in Japan

Suzume is a modern action adventure road movie where a 17-year-old girl named Suzume assists a strange young man in closing exterior portals that are spewing calamities all around Japan.

Suzume is directed and was written during the lockdown by Shinkai, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. Makoto Shinkai’s films exhibit a command of locales and a passionate perfectionism, and his new work, “Suzume,” is just another addition to his masterpieces.

Suzume continues to break milestones for director Makoto Shinkai with the official Twitter account for the anime film announcing that it is the third film in a row for the director to pass 10 million tickets sold in Japan, a massive milestone for any director on its own, let alone three times in a row.”

Cumulative number of mobilization
Over 10 million people!
“#Your name.
Following “#Weathering with You”
Achieved 3 works in a row

The movie “#Suzume no Toshimari”
everyone who watched
thank you!

Box office revenue exceeded 13.4 billion yen

still with you
I would like to raise
Thank you for your support

English Translation, Twitter Translate

The film is now the #22 highest-grossing film of all time in Japan and the #10 highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan and sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more than Shinkai’s acclaimed Your Name. Film made 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million at the time) in its first three days. 

This makes Shinkai the second director to reach this momentous milestone after Hayao Miyazaki, who has passed the milestone four times with Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away.

About Suzume no Tojimari

Suzume no Tojimari is an anime film by Makoto Shinkai. It premiered on November 11, 2022. A novel adaptation was released in August 2022, also written by Shinkai.

The film focuses on Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who meets a young man looking for a door. Suzume finds a strange door among the ruins and opens it, but due to it many doors start opening around Japan, causing disasters. Now, Suzume has to close all of them to save Japan.


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