The concert film BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas with the iconic pop band opened in theatres in Busan, South Korea on February 1 and the film now holds the record for the highest grossing worldwide event cinema release.
Presented by Hybe, CJ 4DPlex, and Trafalgar Releasing for a limited run, BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas achieved a global box office gross of $40 million and played in more than 5,817 cinemas across 128 countries and territories, including a total of 617 coming from CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX and ScreenX locations.
Through February 5 in North America, the total gross was more than $8 million with a per-screen average of more than $7,080 across 1,127 movie theaters. In the 4DX and ScreenX premium formats the film grossed more than $1.5 million with a per screen average of $12,000 representing 19 percent of the North America box office on only 10 percent of the screens.
Internationally, the event generated $32 million, scoring multiple top five positions for the weekend in territories including Japan, Korea, Italy, and Spain, plus the top ten in UK, Germany, Peru, and Australia. The project also reached number one in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines, plus the number one international release in India.
BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas in ScreenX delivers a truly immersive experience that puts audiences in the front row. With a 270-degree field of view and exclusive imagery, audiences will feel like they are watching BTS live in concert. In multi-sensory 4DX, audiences are surrounded by unique motion and environmental effects that reproduce the atmosphere of a live concert.
Jong Ryul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPlex said, “With our collaboration with BTS, Hybe and Trafalgar Releasing – we created a truly historic moment in event cinema. The ScreenX Studio production team focused on providing a totally different experience for moviegoers by shooting the film with fourteen cinematography cameras, which were not used in the live streaming event, and were re-edited for the ScreenX presentation.”
“We’re thrilled to see such a strong response from audiences across the globe,” said Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing. “BTS have a massive and dedicated following, and we’re honored to help them achieve another record-breaking result.”
BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas features a special cinematic cut of BTS in Busan, re-edited and remixed for the big screen, with new close-up angles and a whole new view of the entire concert. Recorded in front of a massive sold-out crowd in Busan, South Korea, in October 2022, cinema audiences watched the group’s RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook perform career-spanning hits. In addition to the standard screenings beginning on February, showings on February 4 were dedicated to Light Stick Screenings, where audiences celebrated using the band’s signature light sticks.
The event was Hybe and Trafalgar Releasing’s fifth global title with the pop icons, including 2018’s Burn the Stage: The Movie, 2019’s Bring the Soul: The Movie, 2020’s Break the Silence: The Movie, and 2022’s BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing.
BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas is distributed worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing except in South Korea and Japan where it is exclusively distributed by CJ 4DPlex.
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