More than 100,000 tickets have been sold in advance for a forthcoming documentary about K-pop boy band BTS' rise to global fame, data showed on Sunday.

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It has also given a series of sell-out concerts in North America and Europe and is now in Japan, where it will give a number performance, starting in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Korean Film Council data on Sunday revealed that the documentary, Burn the Stage, set to be released on Thursday, was ranked No 1 on the chart based on ticket reservation rate, which is at 26.8 per cent.

This was followed by Bohemian Rhapsody, a drama biography about British rock group Queen and its lead singer, Freddie Mercury, with 21 per cent, and the fantasy Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, starring Johnny Depp, with 20.4 per cent.

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The documentary features the group’s “2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour”, which saw the band perform concerts to 550,000 fans in 19 global cities during a 300-day journey.

The film was previously released on YouTube Premium, a paid streaming subscription service by YouTube, in a series of eight episodes from March to May.

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Burn the Stage is also expected to get a worldwide cinema release in 40 nations on Thursday.

In Korea, it will be shown exclusively in cinemas operated by CGV.

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This article was originally written by Yonhap for The Korea Times .