K-Pop Stars BTS Beat One Direction to Claim Biggest Event-Cinema Release

'Burn the Stage: The Movie' landed 1.4 million admissions and a $14 million box office haul over the weekend.

Burn the Stage: The Movie, the first film from South Korean K-Pop band BTS, has broken the global event-cinema record, claiming the crown from fellow boy-band megastars One Direction. 

According to Trafalgar Releasing, the film has landed 1.4 million admissions since launching on Thursday. One Direction: Where We Are claimed 1.2 million admissions back in 2014. 

Burn the Stage: The Movie has been seen across 79 territories, with a global box office haul of an estimated $14 million.

Over the weekend it reached the No. 10 box office spot in the U.S., where it averaged $5,900 per screen for a total of $3.6 million, making it the country's highest-grossing event-cinema music production. In the U.K. it claimed the weekend's sixth spot with $830,000, while it also achieved more than 100,000 admissions in both the Philippines and Indonesia, gained a more than $14,000 screen average in Denmark, and reached $800,000 in box office in Germany and Austria. 

"BTS fans filled AMC theaters across the country," said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, AMC Theatres' vp content strategy and inclusive programming. "It’s exciting to feel the audience’s passion for this documentary film, starting from the moment the cinema events were announced."

Last week, Trafalgar Releasing also launched Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams in more than 70 countries. The one-night-only engagement attracted more than 300,000 attendees, with a global box office of more than $3.5 million.