BTS supergroup’s mega-hit BTS World Tour Love Yourself in Seoul tour event grossed over $2.8 million at the domestic box office on Saturday, January 26, in over 1000 movie theaters nationwide; making this event the highest one-day gross for a music event for Fathom Events and for the event cinema industry in North America. The event was No. 5 at the box office and had the highest per-screen average.
Due to unprecedented demand, two additional showings have been added on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 both at 11:00 a.m. (local time). Tickets for BTS World Tour Love Yourself in Seoul encores are expected to be available online at FathomEvents.com or LoveYourselfinSeoul.Film and at participating theater box offices on Thursday, January 31. Movie theaters are setting up online ticketing on a rolling basis.
“There is a passionate BTS fan base and nearly 200,000 attendees came together to experience this larger than life concert,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “The box office grosses generated by Fathom and event cinema releases this month showcase how the industry is growing quickly and becoming a mainstream entertainment option for fans.”
BTS, an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene,” is a South Korean boyband that is capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. BTS has gained recognition from their authentic, self-produced music. From their top-notch performances to the way they interact with their fans, BTS has become a global phenomenon since they debuted in June 2013. They have mobilized millions of fans across the world (named “ARMY”), topped prominent music charts, sold out worldwide tours and have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Billboard Music Awards.