- Karina Lee
BTS' PERMISSION TO DANCE IN SEOUL IS THE HIGHEST GROSSING THEATRICAL RELEASE WORLDWIDE
HOLLYWOOD TAKE NOTICE.
BTS' 3 day concert in Seoul is breaking all types of records as it has become the number one grossing worldwide theatrical release.
On March 13, media outlets reported that BTS's 'Permission To Dance On Stage - Seoul: Live Viewing' event grossed $32.6 million worldwide. This was the first time a concert from South Korea was broadcast live on a global cinema screen, courtesy of HYBE Labels and Trafalgar.
3,711 cinemas in 75 countries or regions opened for a limited engagement of one day. In North America, the event earned more than $6.84 million and averaged more than $8,500 per screen across 803 movie theaters.
Additionally, the event marked the group's long-awaited return to a stage in front of a live audience in South Korea for the first time since 2019.