Suzume is the first big Makoto Shinkai anime film to open in November, moving from the usual summer openings of Your Name and Weathering With You.
Though this doesn’t seem to have been an issue for the anime film as it was the biggest opening for a Shinkai film ever and the 9th biggest three-day opening of all time in Japan.
As of Sunday, November 13, Suzume has made 1.88 billion yen (US$13.51 million) on the back of 1.08 million tickets sold. Despite the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on the same day, Suzume took over screens all over Japan with back-to-back showings every day from morning to night with Wakanda Forever only getting a small number of screenings in comparison.
Suzume made 114.7% of Weathering With You’s three-day opening box office gross. Back in 2019, Weathering With You had an increase of 28.6% over Your Name’s three-day opening, making Suzume the best opener for a Shinkai film.
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