Metallica has claimed another record breaking achievement. Last week the band released their concert film S&M2 and has already earned the title of largest ever global rock event cinema release in history, taking in $5.5 million at the box office.
The movie was shown in over 95 countries and more than 3,700 cinemas worldwide. The film achieved a significant global screen average of $1,500 with 460,000 admissions, with $1.2 million of the total $5.5 million amount coming from North American screenings. Thanks to the demand, Trafalgar Releasing will bring back Metallica’s S&M2 concert film for one more night of screening on October 30th.
Metallica’s S&M2 concert reunited the band with the San Francisco Symphony orchestra to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Grammy-winning S&M album. For S&M2, the symphony was led by Michael Tilson Thomas, who took over for the late Michael Kamen who conducted the symphony during their 1999 recording.
S&M2 was filmed over two nights, September 6th and 8th at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco. The setlist included hits from their 1999 concert, along with songs from their post-1999 albums with symphonic arrangements. Lamont & Tonelli talked to Lars Ulrich the morning of the September 6th concert. 107.7 The Bone was on site for the historical concerts, including a whiskey tasting party featuring Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey Master Distiller Rob Dietrich.
Tickets for the October 30th screenings are on sale now. For tickets and more info go to: metallica.film
Watch the trailer for Metallica’s S&M2 below.
Below is a clip from the movie featuring Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony performing “The Memory Remains.”
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