Box Office Charts 12/2 – 12/3: Fullmetal Alchemist #1, Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3 #2, Touken Ranbu #7

Several new movies were released on Friday instead of the usual Saturday for the “Movie Day” (1st day of the month).

Opening at no. 1 is the live action film Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist). During its opening weekend, the film attracted 191,212 viewers (¥264,065,100). Adding its Friday opening, the film mobilized a 3 day total of 290,801 viewers and earned ¥373,330,500. Male to female viewer ratio is 4:6 with mainly fans of the original manga / anime fans in their 20s and 30s. It is also seen by kids in elementary and high school, by families and groups of ladies, also seen a lot by people who are unfamiliar with the original manga.

Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3 (The Detective Is in the Bar) is at no.2. The film stars Oizumi Yo and Matsuda Ryuhei and is the latest installment of the movie series based on the mystery novel series “Susukino Tantei Series” by Azuma Naomi. During the weekend, the film attracted 110,618 (¥148,930,000) with a 3 day total of 167,529 viewers and ¥207,717,200 revenue.

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – Makuai Kaisouroku opened at 7th place. The film is a special compilation movie, which comes prior to the airing of the the anime’s second season in 2018. The film is screening in movie theaters only for two weeks. The film attracted 21,000 viewers and earned ¥30,000,000.

IT has exceeded ¥1.7 billion while High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission and Last Recipe: Kirin no Shita no Kioku have both exceeded the ¥1 billion mark.

Box Office Ranking Dec 2 -3

Rank Last Wk Movie No. of Screens Wks
第1位 New 鋼の錬金術師 Hagane no Renkinjutsushi 341 1
第2位 New 探偵はBARにいる3 Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3 333 1
第3位 2 IT イット “それ”が見えたら、終わり。 IT 202 5
4 1 ジャスティス・リーグ Justice League 347 2
5 3 火花 Spark 317 2
6 4 HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 3 FINAL MISSION High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission 319 4
7 New 刀剣乱舞 花丸 幕間回想録 Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – Makuai Kaisouroku 21 1
8 8 映画かいけつゾロリ ZZ(ダブルゼット)のひみつ Kaiketsu Zorori Movie: ZZ no Himitsu 113 2
9 5 ラストレシピ 麒麟の舌の記憶 Last Recipe: Kirin no Shita no Kioku 312 5
10 6 GODZILLA 怪獣惑星 Godzilla: Planet of Monsters 158 3

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
-191,212 viewers, ¥264,065,100
– 3 day total 290,801 viewers, ¥373,330,500

Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3
– 110,618 viewers, ¥148,930,000
– 3 day total 167,529 viewers, ¥207,717,200

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – Makuai Kaisouroku
– 21,000 viewers, ¥30,000,000

– 73,800 viewers, ¥106 million
– total 1,341,367 viewers, ¥1,758,861,600

High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission
– total ¥1,027,651,200

Last Recipe: Kirin no Shita no Kioku
– total ¥1,005,117,700

  • Comments

    • yamakita

      I was never into Fullmetal anime, but the live-action looks quite good. It looks a lot better than most live-actions that came out this year. Looking forward to watching it!

    • light

      The reactions about FMA have been pretty meh from what i’ve seen, like trying to put too much stuff in one movie. Pretty much everyone dislikes how Winry is portrayed..

      • Aww, that sucks to hear. :

      • rshina

        I had watch it, and I think this is quite good. It actually makes me want to read the manga (I haven’t read it at all)

    • Reileen

      FMA premiered at NYC and got generally very positive reception from fans. I just hope they announce international dates already.