Sunday, May 26, 2024

Number 3 at the Box Office: Concert Film by KPop Sensations BTS Earns $6.8 Mil in US


Yes, “The Batman” is up to $238 million after this weekend.

And “Uncharted” rose to $113 million.

But it was the number 3 box office movie that should get your attention. That was “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage Seoul — Live Viewing.”

With hits like “Butter” and “Dynamite,” the Korean KPop sensations BTS (which stands for Buy This Soon) raked in $6.8 million over the weekend. The concert film was playing in 800 theaters where it took in $8,518 at each location. Ka ching!

“Permission to Dance” is from Trafalgar Releasing, which has already had success with previous BTS concert films and ones by other groups as well. “PTD” has a total worldwide take of $32.6 million making it their biggest offering yet.

Will we adults ever see this movie? I don’t think so. But it doesn’t matter. The kids love it, some kids, who are bracing themselves to spend tons more on BTS in the coming year.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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