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.
The seven-member group BTS is enjoying huge global success after topping the US Billboard album chart twice this year.
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.
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.
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.
This article was originally written by Yonhap for The Korea Times .