BTS’ “Burn The Stage” Records Highest Audience Turnout For Musical Documentary & Re-Watch Rate For A Film
Records after records being achieved — BTS is truly unstoppable.
Aside from dominating music charts and concert stages, BTS has also taken over cinemas worldwide with Burn the Stage: The Movie.
The documentary film, which featured behind-the-scene happenings and on-stage stories from the highly successful 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour, has drawn a total of 1.96 million moviegoers worldwide.
Burn the Stage: The Movie was released in more than 40 countries worldwide beginning November 15. In South Korea alone, 310,000 viewers went to see the film in the first three weeks of its release. It recorded the highest audience turnout for any musical documentary, according to the group’s agency Big Hit Entertainment.
Additionally, the agency reported that 10.5 percent of those who saw the film bought another ticket and watched it again. According to CGV, the theater chain which exclusively screened the movie debut film of BTS, the re-watch rate of Burn the Stage: The Movie is the highest for any movie with more than 100,000 viewers.
Aside from its feat in South Korea, it was also met with success in North America. During its first week of release, it ranked on the top ten at the box office.
Another record set: BTS is up for the Grammys!
Meanwhile, BTS created another history for K-Pop as it becomes the first K-Pop act to secure a nomination from the Grammy Awards. The boys’ third studio album Love Yourself: Tear is nominated for “Best Record Packaging”.
Although the nomination is technically for the album’s art director HuskyFox, a professional Seoul-based branding company, it is still a sign of a remarkable achievement for RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
Love Yourself: Tear was released in May 2018 as the continuation of the Love Yourself series. It followed the 2017 extended play Love Yourself: Her.