Hideki Takeuchi's live-action Thermae Romae film held the No. 1 spot during its third weekend. Based on Mari Yamazaki's manga, the story follows Roman architect Lucius Modestus (Hiroshi Abe), who designs bath-houses in ancient Rome. One day he's sucked into modern-day Japan. Able to travel back and forth in between worlds, Lucius uses Japanese ideas to improve the Roman baths he builds in the past. The film grossed US$4,541,769 on 301 screens for a total of US$36,958,077.