Suzume No Tojimari is a Japanese fantasy anime film that is currently making a splash at the Indian and global box office. The film was released in India on April 21, 2023 and held off the box office juggernaut of Salman Khan. Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, with the two films released on Eid.
The film managed to earn a decent collection in India and grossed a total of almost 300 million worldwide. It has already become one of the five highest-grossing animated films of all time and will look to top global sensations such as Taken away as if by magic And your name in the next weeks.
Suzume No Tojimari stands out at the Indian box office
Suzume no Tojimari was released in India on April 21, 2023 by PVR Pictures. The film earned around 3.79 cr in its first weekend, playing on 250 screens in 85 cities. According to Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, executive director of PVR INOX, the film is expected to have a lifetime collection of around 10 crore ($1.2 million).
Suzume no Tojimari, released on Eid Day, faced stiff competition from Salman Khan Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. Despite this, the film managed to earn a respectable first-weekend figure and will be looking to maintain the same pace in the weeks to come.
Director Makoto Shinkai is known for his films such as grow old with you, 5 centimeters per second, And your name, these films being popular all over India. Thus, we expect that Suzume no Tojimari will also be a hit across India.
Suzume no Tojimari has earned nearly $300 million worldwide, surpassing other popular films such as One Piece Movie: Red, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The First Slam Dunk.
It is currently the fourth highest-grossing Japanese anime film of all time, along with Makoto Shinaki’s own film, your name, in third place with $382 million. The second place on this list is held by Taken away as if by magic ($395 million), the undisputed first being Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train ($507 million).
So, it will be an uphill battle for Shinkai’s new film to break into the top three. However, with China and South Korea’s box office movie collection reaching astronomical heights, the total movie collection is expected to reach new heights in the coming weeks.
According Suzume no Tojimari official site, the film is described as follows:
“Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu, meets a traveling young man who says to her, ‘I’m looking for a door.’ She follows him and discovers a weathered door in the ruins of the mountains as if it was the only thing left from a cave in. As if drawn to something, Suzume reaches for the door.
The synopsis continues:
“Soon the doors begin to open one after another in various parts of Japan. As disasters come from the other side of the doors, the open doors must be closed. The stars, the setting sun and the sky morning – at this place she wandered, there was a sky that seemed to blend together all the time. Guided by the mysterious doors, Suzume’s “door lock journey” begins.
Suzume no Tojimari is a masterfully crafted film with a powerful narrative, beautiful voice acting, and stellar animation. This is a must-have watch for all anime enthusiasts around the world who are fans of Makoto Shinkai’s brand of storytelling and world-building.
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