Metallica’s S&M2 Theatrical Release Is the Largest Ever Global Rock Event In Theatres
Metallica’s S&M2 film has just claimed the title as the largest ever global rock event cinema release in history, taking in $5.5 million at the box office.
The movie was released last week in over 95 countries and more than 3,700 theatres worldwide. The film averaged $1,500 per theatre with 460,000 admissions, with $1.2 million of the total $5.5 million tally coming from North American screenings. Due to incredible demand, Trafalgar Releasing will bring back Metallica’s S&M2 concert film for one more night of screening on Oct. 30.
The S&M2 concert celebrated the band’s 20th anniversary of their original S&M Concert Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony orchestra This time around, the symphony was led by Michael Tilson Thomas, who took over for the late Michael Kamen who conducted the symphony during their 1999 recording. It was during this time that the band also played symphony shows in New York and Berlin.
The band also performed some of their post 1999 songs with the orchestra as well.
Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said on the success: “The S&M² shows illustrated the immense power of the iconic collaboration between Metallica and San Francisco Symphony, from the critical and audience acclaim, to the box office results in cinemas worldwide, this film truly exemplifies the power of bringing fans together around the world via the big screen.”
Tickets for the Oct. 30 screenings will go on sale tomorrow (Oct. 16) at theaters worldwide. Get more info on the screenings closest to you at Metallica.film.