Japan Box Office: Miracle Universe Marks Spring PreCure Film's Best Opening

"Tonde Saitama" has crossed the 2 billion yen mark



PreCure Miracle Universe, the highly-anticipated 26th feature film from Toei Animation's PreCure

anime franchise was released in 229 theaters across Japan on March 16, 2019.


The 70-minute featuring the PreCure girls from the recent three TV series: the 14th series Kirakira

PreCure a la Mode (2017-2018), the 15th series Hugtto! PreCure (2018-2019), and the ongoing

16th series Star☆Twinkle PreCure (2019-) ranked third in its opening weekend with 248,351,400

yen from the 221,579 ticket sales, which was the best opening box office gross for a PreCure film

released in spring.


The number was 109.3% of last spring's PreCure Super Stars! (226,236,600 yen) and 111.8% of the

PreCure franchise's most successful spring film PreCure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope☆Protect the

Rainbow Jewel! (2010/222.233,200 yen).


The Yukio Kaizawa (Kirakira PreCure a la Mode co-series director)-directed film is expected to earn

around one billion yen from its domestic run and become one of the most successful films in the 16-

year-old anime franchise.


Top 5 opening records for the Precure films released in spring:


 1. "PreCure Miracle Universe"

     (March 16, 2019/248,351,400 yen opening)

 2. "PreCure Super Stars!"

     (March 17, 2018/227,150,600 yen opening/840 million yen total)

 3. "PreCure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope☆Protect the Rainbow Jewel!"

     (March 20, 2010/222,233,200 yen opening/1.15 billion yen total)

 4. "PreCure All Stars NewStage2 Friends of the Heart"

    (March 16, 2013/196,154,900 yen opening/1.03 billion yen total)

 5. "PreCure All Stars New Stage: Friends of the Future"

    (March 17, 2012/195,430,500 yen opening/1.02 billion yen total)



Another newly-released anime film in the last weekend, Eiga no Osomatsu-san/Osomatsu-san The Movie

ranked seventh in the box office ranking and No.1 in Pia's first day satisfaction ranking with 93.3% 

approval rating, beating Cpatain Marvel with . 93.0%.


Meanwhile, the live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s comedy manga in the 1980s, Tonde

Saitama, dropped to fourth in its fourth weekend, but its total box office gross has already crossed the

two billion yen mark, becoming the top-grossing Japanese live-action film based on manga this year and

one of the the most successful gay romance themed Japanese films in history.  



Weekend box office in Japan (March 16-17, 2019)

 (ticket sales basis)


 1 (1). "Doraemon the Movie 2019 Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration"

 2 (new). "Captain marvel"

 3 (new). "PreCure Miracle Universe"

 4 (2). "Tonde Saitama"

 5 (new). "Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku"

 6 (3). "Green Book"

 7 (new). "Eiga no Osomatsu-san"

 8 (4). "The Mule"

 9 (5). "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

 10 (6). "My Girlfriend is a Wizard"



"PreCure Miracle Universe" trailer



Source: Eiga.com, Cinema Topics


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