SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese animated film “Suzume” has garnered over 3 million admissions less than three weeks after its release in South Korea, box office data showed Monday.
Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s latest animation surpassed 3 million admissions at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to the data from Korea Box Office Information System. The film hit local theaters on March 8.
In a video message to local fans, Shinkai said he will visit South Korea again. During his trip to Seoul early this month, he promised to return if the film exceeds the 3-million mark. He is expected to visit from April 27-30.
“Suzume” is an adventure road story where a 17-year-old girl named Suzume helps a mysterious young man close magical doors that are releasing disasters all over Japan.