Metallica’s S&M² Film Breaks $5.5 Million at Box Office, Set to Return for One More Night!


Following last week’s international release of Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M², a film documenting Metallica’s September performance with a symphony orchestra to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original S&M, the numbers are in: the one-night event grossed $5.5m at the box office across 95+ countries in 3,700+ cinemas worldwide. A press release touts the figure as “the largest ever global rock event cinema release.”

Due to the film’s overwhelming success, Trafalgar releasing has announced they’ll be bringing it back for one more night, October 30. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, October 17) for screenings worldwide, with more information available at metallica.film.

S&M² achieved a significant global screen average of $1,500 with 460,000 total admissions. The box office in North America saw the film reach $1.2m. On the first day of release, the film reached number four at the North American box office and number three at the U.K. box office.

Metallica just announced they’ll be headlining five major American festivals in 2020, playing two nights at each. Meanwhile, Lars Ulrich recently offered an update on the condition of James Hetfield, who checked into rehab last month.

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