Precure Miracle Universe Film Sets New Opening Weekend Record for Spring Precure Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Eiga Precure Miracle Universe, the newest movie in the Precure franchise, has set a record for an opening weekend for a spring Precure film. The film opened in Japan on Saturday, and earned about 248 million yen (about US$2.22 million) and sold about 221,000 tickets in its first two days. The film ranked #3 in its opening weekend.
The previous spring film in the franchise, Eiga Precure Super Stars!, earned about 227 million yen (about US$2.13 million) in its first two days when it opened on March 17, 2018. The film opened at #4, and had the highest-earning opening weekend for Precure films in eight years.
The new Eiga Precure Miracle Universe film is primarily set in space, and the story reveals the secret of the "Miracle Lights," the mysterious critical items which appear frequently in the franchise's films. (The lights are distributed to children attending theatrical screenings.) Characters from Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Hugtto! Precure, and the new Star ☆ Twinkle Precure anime star in the film.
Yukio Kaizawa, who co-directed the Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode series, returned to direct the film. Isao Murayama (Eiga Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode: Paris to! Omoide no Mille-Feuille!, Maho Girls Precure!) penned the script. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia) and Asami Tachibana (DARLING in the FRANXX) composed the music.