Toei’s Pretty Cure Sits Pretty at Box Office

Toei Animation’s Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go Go! has hit No. 2 at box office in Japan, according to Daily Variety. The latest installment in the popular girls’ fantasy franchise opened nationwide on Nov. 8 and reportedly raked in $1.6 million in its first two days in theaters.

Based on the popular anime television series, the movie sees the return of five-member Pretty Cure team. Flora, guardian of the Cure Rose Garden, becomes alarmed when an art organization tries to get to the garden by invading the Palmier Kingdom and four other realms to acquire keys from their rulers. Sensing danger approaching, Flora sends a letter to Nozomi and the Pretty Cure 5 asking for their help.

Pretty Cure is second to John Woo’s sweeping period epic Red Cliff: Part I, which has topped the Japanese weekend B.O. for two consecutive weeks. This past weekend, the historical Chinese drama raked in $4.125 million, bringing its two-week total to $18.1 million. The film is distributed by Toho-Towa and Avex Ent.