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
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