HYBE, CJ 4DPLEX & Trafalgar Releasing’s BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas becomes highest grossing worldwide event cinema release with $40M at the box office
Feb. 10, 2023
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Los Angeles, CA – Feb. 10, 2023 – 21st century pop icons BTS continue to break records. BTS released their latest concert “BTS <Yet To Come> in BUSAN” in cinemas beginning on Feb. 1 as BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas which 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 $40m and boasted a footprint of more than 5,817 cinemas across 128 countries/territories, including a total of 617 coming from CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX and ScreenX locations.
From opening day Wednesday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 5 in North America, the total gross was over $8m 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 $1.5m with a per screen average of $12,000 representing 19% of the North America box office on only 10% of the screens.
Internationally, BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas generated $32m, 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. Complete with synchronized seats timed to BTS’ hit songs, 4DX transcends the BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas experience.
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,” Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing said. “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 <Yet To Come> 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 Feb. 1, showings on Feb. 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. The event film will extend its run with additional encore shows this weekend totaling 2,100 locations worldwide. Details for all new screenings can be found at www.btsyettocomeincinemas.com.