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BTS film sells 250,000 tickets in 5 days in Korea



K-pop superstars BTS’ concert film “Love Yourself in Seoul” has sold more than 250,000 tickets and earned a little over $2 million in five days in South Korea.

The movie was filmed on Aug. 26, 2018 during the boy band’s “Love Yourself” concert at Seoul Olympic Stadium.

BTS in the movie (KOFIC/Big Hit)

BTS in the movie (KOFIC/Big Hit)

In South Korea, “Love Yourself in Seoul” has garnered 250,797 in total admissions and gross of $2.07 million as of Jan. 30 since its opening on Jan. 26, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

The film attracted 99,554 people on its opening day, earning $845,326 or revenue share of 7.98 percent from 223 screens. It placed second for the day behind the Korean film “Extreme Job,” which grossed $8.01 million or 75.66 percent revenue share with total audience of 995,135 from 1,909 screens.

On Jan. 27, the BTS film sold 81,412 tickets and earned $698,222. It reached more than 200,000 in total admission on the third day on Jan. 28 by selling 26,352 tickets with a revenue of $215,863.

On the fourth day on Jan. 29, it sold 25,062 tickets and grossed $214,994 and placed third for the day. On Jan. 30, it sold additional 18,417 tickets and earned $90,902.

At the weekend box office in South Korea from Jan. 25 to 27, “Love Yourself in Seoul” placed third overall with 180,975 in total admission and $1.53 million in gross revenue.

According to Korean cinema chain CGV, based on the movie’s ticket reservation, 91.5 percent were female and 8.5 percent were male.

Of the total ticket reservation, 30.4 percent were in their 40s followed by 27.3 percent in their 20s, 23.1 percent in their 30s, 12.2 percent were teens and about 7 percent were in their 50s.

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