In a major box office milestone, Makoto Shinkai's "Suzume No Tojimari" has overtaken "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" to become the 15th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. The anime film, which centers around a young girl who is transported to a world of birds, has taken the Japanese box office by storm since its release on December 3, 2021.
As of March 3, 2023, the film has earned a total of ¥13.93 billion ($102.2 million), surpassing the ¥13.7 billion ($100.8 million) earned by "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" in just a few short months.
This impressive achievement cements Makoto Shinkai's reputation as one of Japan's most successful anime directors. His previous films, such as "Your Name" and "Weathering With You," have also been box office hits, earning critical acclaim and international recognition.
With "Suzume No Tojimari" still playing in cinemas across Japan, it remains to be seen how high it will climb on the all-time box office rankings. However, its current success is a testament to the enduring popularity of anime in Japan, and the talent of the country's top creators in bringing these stories to life on the big screen.
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