Last weekend, the new film by the director Makoto Shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume’s Door-Locking), was released in theaters in China, the second largest market behind hits from previous movies like Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) y Tenki no Ko (Weathering With You). Suzume no Tojimari was no exception, having such a spectacular opening weekend that propelled it to become the ninth most successful anime film in the entire history of world cinema.
In accordance with Makoto Shinkaiin the first weekend of three days of premiere of Suzume no Tojimari in China, the film grossed 340 million yuan (more than 49.35 million US dollars) with more than 10 million tickets sold. This figure far exceeds the 1.88 billion yen (more than 14.28 million dollars) of the opening weekend of Suzume no Tojimari in Japan, which had already been the best opening weekend for a movie ever. Makoto Shinkai in his native country, and it is the best opening in China for a film by the director.
As for other Asian territories in which it has been released Suzume no TojimariSouth Korea has grossed $23.92 million, Taiwan $5.91 million, Hong Kong $2.49 million, and of course Japan $106.38 million as of last week. All in all, Suzume has grossed $188.12 million worldwide as of March 27, making it the ninth highest-grossing anime film of all time. and unseats Pokémon: The First Movie of the top tenwhere it has been since 1999.
The film opened on November 11 in theaters in Japan and will hit theaters in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela on April 13while the dates for the rest of the Latin American countries will be announced soon by Crunchyroll.
- Makoto Shinkaiknown for writing, producing, and directing the hit anime films Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) y Tenki no Ko (Weathering With You), reprises those roles in Suzume no Tojimari.
- Shinkai has also brought back Masayoshi Tanakaof Kimi no Na wa y Tenki no Koas a character designer Kenichi Tsuchiyaof Kimi no Na waas animation director.
- Takumi TanjiShinkai’s former collaborator, also returns from Kimi no Na wa y Kotonoha no Niwa to the artistic director chair.
- The animation will occur in CoMix Wave Filmswith the production of STORY Inc. y THAT distributing the film within Japan and selling it abroad.
Sinopsis de Suzume no Tojimari
On the other side of the door, there was time in its entirety… Suzume no Tojimari is a coming-of-age story of its 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where it must close. doors causing devastation.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her: “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered gate, standing amidst the ruins as if protected from whatever catastrophe might strike. Seemingly drawn to her power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another across Japan, unleashing destruction on anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters.
The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky… Inside this space, it was as if all time had melted into the sky… Never-before-seen landscapes, meetings and partings… Endless challenges await her in the path. Despite all the obstacles, Suzume’s adventure sheds a ray of hope on our own struggles against the tougher trails of anxiety and limitations that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors connecting our past to the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on our hearts. Drawn by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s adventure is about to begin…
Fuente: Official Twitter account
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