Always: Sunset on Third Street '64

The Tokyo Olympics are about to open, and Rynosuke Chagawa is excited to receive a new TV set to watch the upcoming events. His wife Hiromi is pregnant and he has built a second level on his shop to provide his adopted son Junnosuke with a private space to study for entrance to Tokyo University to set up a career with a major company. He dreams of sparing Junnosuke the struggles that he has faced as a writer. The family continues to rely upon Hiromi's income from her bar. Meanwhile a rival story, The Virus, by a new writer has appeared in the periodical that has been publishing his stories "Boy's Adventure Book" and he fears the new competition. Norifumi Suzuki also receives a new TV, but more of a deluxe model. Mutsuko Hoshino (Roku) is still the principal mechanic in the Suzuki family's auto repair shop, but she dresses up some mornings to go to a nearby street with the hope of a "chance" meeting with Dr. Kikuchi, who earlier treated a burn on her arm. High school student Ippei Suzuki dreams of becoming a rock star. All the residents on Third Street in the shadow of Tolyo Tower feel a great sense of pride in Japan's hosting of the Olympics.


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Summary Details
473 theaters
Release DateJan 21, 2012
Running Time2 hr 22 min
GenresComedy Drama Family
In Release346 days/49 weeks
Widest Release473 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 21-221$7,212,260-473-$15,247$7,212,2601
Jan 28-291$5,298,327-26.5%473-$11,201$18,604,9442
Feb 4-51$3,560,747-32.8%473-$7,528$26,644,3343
Feb 11-122$2,882,329-19.1%473-$6,093$32,631,2294
Feb 18-193$1,828,431-36.6%473-$3,865$36,775,5635
Feb 25-262$1,447,798-20.8%473-$3,060$39,853,1686
Mar 3-47$662,039-54.3%473-$1,399$39,210,1657
Mar 10-119$408,098-38.4%473-$862$40,223,1318
Mar 17-1815$190,169-53.4%323-150$588$40,757,1179