'One Direction: This Is Us' Extended Cut Hitting Theaters Friday

"One Direction: This Is Us"
"One Direction: This Is Us"
 Sony Pictures

Can't get enough of One Direction? You're in luck.

Banking on young fans' insatiable appetite for anything related to the British pop band, Sony is releasing an extended version of the concert doc One Direction: This Is Us. The film will hit theaters on Friday, Sept. 13, Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution chairman Jeff Blake announced Monday.

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The longer version will feature 20 minutes of new footage and four songs not previously in the concert doc.

Morgan Spurlock directed the film, which follows the British pop boy band -- comprising Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson -- around the world for six months.

One Direction: This Is Us opened soft in 2,500 theaters domestically on the weekend of Aug. 30. Sony/TriStar had predicted that One Direction would win the four-day weekend with $21.5 million after coming in ahead of The Butler for the three-day stretch, but the film missed the mark, placing second with $18.5 million.

With a modest $10 million budget, the 3D concert doc has already earned $23.9 million to date domestically. It also has opened in many foreign markets, earning $16 million for a worldwide cume of nearly $50 million.

The film is produced by Spurlock, Simon Cowell, Adam Milano and Ben Winston. The executive producers are Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Doug Merrifield, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin.

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