Blackpink The Movie, which stars members of the famous K-pop girl group Blackpink, is the top earning event cinema release of 2021.
Distribution companies CJ 4DPLEX and Trafalgar Releasing made the announcement, and they revealed that they had earned a total of US$4.8 million (RM20 million) from less than 100 regions.
It has been reported that the movie, which was published as part of Blackpink’s fifth anniversary celebrations, has received more than 500,000 admissions from all around the globe, making it the event film with the greatest number of admissions in 2021.
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According to the Event Cinema Association, event cinema is characterized as the use of theaters to show a diverse variety of live or pre-recorded entertainment that is not classified as a feature film and is instead categorized as material other than a feature film.
Over 3,400 movie theaters have shown Blackpink The Movie, which is available in a variety of special theatrical formats such as ScreenX, 4DX, and 4DX Screen. The film is now showing in over 3,400 cinemas throughout the country.
As local limitations are removed, it is anticipated that further release dates for Asia will be announced.
It debuted at number six at the United States box office on its opening night, August 4, and produced the second highest per-screen average for a release on more than 100 screens, only to be surpassed by Disney’s Jungle Cruise on the following day.
In addition, the picture debuted at the top of the box office in Mexico on its opening night, with more than 120,000 admissions in total.
The film earned US$250,000 in its first weekend in Turkey, placing it third behind The Suicide Squad and Fast & Furious 9. It also received 15,000 admissions in Saudi Arabia, resulting in a total revenue of US$250000 (RM1.06 million). In The Blackpink Movie, the group’s four members — Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rose – reminisce on their years together and place the focus on their live performances. The film is one hour and forty minutes long and stars Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rose.