It was found that the group BTS posted ticket sales of close to 39.4 billion won at the first face-to-face concert held in LA in two years.
Billboard, the American music media, said on the 4th (local time) that BTS earned $33.3 million (39.39 billion won) after performing four concerts at Sofai Stadium in LA, the biggest box office hit in 9 years in the global music market. It was reported that the record was written.
According to the ‘Billboard Box Score’, which counts concert ticket sales, BTS sold 214,000 tickets worth over $33 million through the 4 performances of ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’.
This is the highest ticket sales from a single venue since Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters made $38 million at a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2012.
Based on a concert held in the United States, it is the largest box score in 18 years and the largest ever for a concert held in California.
It also became the second-highest-grossing concert in North America, following Bruce Springsteen’s New York state performance ($38.7 million).
Through this LA concert, BTS ranked 6th on the global box-score box office box office rankings.
Billboard evaluated BTS’s performance as surprising considering that the total number of performances by the 1st to 5th artists of all time was at least twice that of BTS’s 4th concert.
The Spice Girls and Take That performances, which were in the top 5 of all time, were 17 and 8, respectively.
With the LA concert as an opportunity, BTS also joined the box score ’30 Million Dollar Club’.
The existing $30 million club artists are 6 teams, including U2 and Grateful Dead.
Billboard said, “None of the existing members made it to the top 20 on the single chart ‘Hot 100’ within 5 years of joining the $30 million club. “It’s a year of decoration,” he said.
He also praised the fact that they set a record box score as a non-English-speaking group, saying, “There were English hits such as ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Butter’ at the Sophie Stadium performance, but Korean songs were the main ones.”
BTS is the first non-English-speaking artist to break through the box score of $20 million and $30 million through a single concert.
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