Makoto Shinkai’s worldwide sensation, Suzume, will return to over 200 theatres in the United States and Canada on October 27, Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced. The additional time in theatres could see Suzume surpass Shinkai’s Your Name to become the third-highest-grossing Japanese film worldwide.
As of October 2023, Suzume has taken home US$322,073,552 worldwide, according to film industry website The Numbers, making it the fourth-highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. Meanwhile, Your Name ended its full theatrical run at US$348,138,308 and took home another US$10,727,900 in domestic home video sales.
Only time will tell whether Suzume can pip its older sibling for the coveted trophy.
Crunchyroll brought Suzume to theatres worldwide in April 2023, and they describe the movie:
On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
“Suzume” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky… Never-before-seen scenery, encounters and farewells… A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon all of our hearts.
Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
Source: Official Website
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