Entertainment news website Deadline has reported that Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume film earned about US$5 million at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend, ranking in seventh place.
Sony had projected the film to earn US$5 million in its opening weekend. The film earned US$2,150,000 at the U.S. box office on April 14, 2023 in 2,170 locations including IMAX and other premium large formats. The film had earned US$680,000 from preview screenings at 2,028 theaters on April 13, 2023.
The film is described as:
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.