BTS’ ‘Bring the Soul’ Breaks Event Cinema Records, Selling 2.55 Million Tickets

Trafalgar Releasing

South Korean boy band BTS have broken event cinema records yet again with their latest hit, “Bring the Soul: The Movie.” Big Hit Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing announced Wednesday that the documentary feature had sold a record 2.55 million tickets across 112 territories worldwide – the widest ever release for an event cinema title.

“Bring the Soul” combines performances from the group’s “Love Yourself” world tour with a conversation between the septet filmed in Paris in October 2018.

Distributor Trafalgar Releasing launched the film Aug. 7, playing in more than 5,000 movie theaters on a limited engagement and grossing a record box office of $24.3 million worldwide. It’s U.S. and U.K. launches both landed top ten positions on its opening weekend, with U.S. fans delivering box office takings of $4.5 million.

“Bring the Soul” is the third concert documentary featuring BTS, the best-selling South Korean artists of all-time with album sales of over 15 million, following “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” which set event cinema records in November last year with a global box office of $18.5 million, and “BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul.” The new film was co-produced by Big Hit and A Camp Entertainment.

Earlier this week the global superstars won the MTV Video Music Award’s inaugural award for best K-pop group for their song “Boy With Luv.”