Trafalgar Releasing has claimed a new global cinema record with the release of Burn the Stage: the Movie, the first feature film from K-Pop superstars BTS, while the UK event distributor has also reported strong figures for the documentary on British rock band Coldplay.
Delivering the highest number of tickets ever sold for event cinema, Trafalgar today (Tuesday) said that Burn the Stage currently stands at over 1.4 million admissions. By contrast, One Direction: Where We Are, achieved 1.2 million admissions for the film made about the British boyband back in 2014.
Starting on November 15, Burn the Stage has been seen in over 79 territories around the world and over 2,650 movie theatres on a limited engagement gaining a global box office of circa $14m (£10.9m/€12.3m).
Burn the Stage reached the No.10 spot in the weekend box office for the US achieving over $3.6m with a screen average of $5,900 across 617 movie theatres. This makes the release the highest grossing event cinema music production in the US. In the weekend box office for the UK, the film achieved the No.6 spot with a cumulative total of $830,000.
Trafalgar said other notable successes include achieving over 100,000 admissions in both the Philippines and Indonesia, gaining over a $14,000 screen average in Denmark and reaching a box office of $800,000 in Germany and Austria with a $4,500 screen average.
Last week, Trafalgar Releasing also brought, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, to over 70 countries worldwide. The one night only engagement on November 14 attracted more than 300,000 attendees with a global box office of over $3.5m.
Trafalgar Releasing CEO, Marc Allenby, said: “It’s been extraordinary to witness yet again, through these two very distinct acts, the power of the big screen to bring fans together. I’m proud of the team at Trafalgar for pulling off an incredibly busy week and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings for us.”
Johnny Carr, alternative content manager for Vue Cinemas, added: “Events like these bring in new audiences to experience the power of the big screen. They afford artists the opportunity to give their fan base a unique and unforgettable night out. The feedback from audiences has been incredible, with many BTS fans booking to see an additional encore performance.”
As well as music events, Trafalgar Releasing also brings a selection of ballet, opera, arts and theatre productions to the big screen. The next global release sees The King and I: From the London Palladium arrive in cinemas on November 29.