DEADLINE: ‘BTS: Yet To Come’ Sings Green On Screen – Specialty Box Office

By Jill Goldsmith

February 5, 2023 12:23pm

Courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing

K-Pop legend BTS may be on hiatus, but fans are decidedly not. Concert film BTS: Yet To Come hit No. 5 at the North American box office this weekend with $5.1 million on 1,100+ screens, for a cume topping $7.8 million from the first showing February 1.

The group said last year it was planning to take a break. In October, after its one-off live concert to support the bid by Busan, Korea’s second biggest city, for the World Expo 2030, BTS said its seven members were planning to fulfill the Korean government’s mandatory military service and reconvene as a group in 2025. That concert footage has been cut, re-edited and remixed for the big screen. Advertisement

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“The members of BTS are currently moving forward with plans to fulfill their military service. After the phenomenal concert to support Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030, and as each individual embarks on solo endeavors, it’s the perfect time and the members of BTS are honored to serve,” the group’s label Big Hit Music said then. The Astronaut, the first solo album by Jin ( Kim Seokjin) of BTS, debuted last November.  

“Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” is a track from their last album. It’s up for a Grammy in the Best Music Video category. The group is also in the running for “My Universe” in the Best Pop Duo or Group Performance category, and for Music of the Spheres in the Album of the Year category.

This is Trafalgar’s fifth collaboration with the group following:

2022’s BTS Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing broke the global event cinema record with a gross of $6.84 million for North America and $32.6 million worldwide from a public starved for live events and global fans of the group. It was presented by Trafalgar and Hybe in 3,711 cinemas in 75 countries/regions for a one-day limited engagement. (Gross includes Japan admissions from Avex Pictures.)

2020’s Break The Silence: The Movie recorded a worldwide gross of $12.7 million, a strong showing in the midst of Covid. Presented by Trafalgar and Big Hit Entertainment (it rebranded to Hybe in 2021).

2019’s Bring The Soul: The Movie (also from Trafalgar/Big Hit) reached a $24.3 million box office.

2018’s Burn The Stage: The Movie (Trafalgar/Big Hit) recorded $18 million worldwide.