Sign up for IQ Index
The latest industry news to your inbox.
The one-night-only cinema release of the new Coldplay concert film grossed more than $3.5m worldwide
By IQ on 16 Nov 2018
Mat Whitecross’s new Coldplay film, A Head Full of Dreams, sold more than 300,000 tickets for a global gross of over US$3.5m for Wednesday’s one-night-only cinema screening.
Charting the band’s 20-plus-year journey towards stadium-filling superstardom, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams combines live footage from the recent A Head Full of Dreams stadium tour – the third highest-grossing of all time – with archive material captured over the past three decades.
The film was shown at 2,650 cinemas globally on 14 November, reaching the number-one spot on the Dutch film chart, No2 in the UK, Australia and Italy and No5 in the US.
“It was fantastic to launch the documentary with the one-night-only cinema release,” comments Coldplay manager Dave Holmes. “We saw Coldplay fans from every corner of the globe heading to cinemas to experience the film together, and the feedback has been incredibly positive.
“We saw Coldplay fans from every corner of the globe heading to cinemas to experience the film together”
It’s been great working alongside Trafalgar on such a well-received global event.”
Trafalgar CEO Marc Allenby adds: “It’s been an exciting 2018 for Trafalgar Releasing and we are so pleased to see A Head Full of Dreams achieve such a fantastic record-breaking box office. Collaborating closely with Warner Music, Parlophone and Dave Holmes Management, we were able to talk directly to fans of Coldplay around the world, who came out to support the film’s release in cinemas.”
Trafalgar’s next release is Burn The Stage: the Movie, the first film from K-pop sensations BTS, which plays from yesterday (15 November), with coordinated encores over the weekend.
Get more stories like this in your inbox by signing up for IQ Index, IQ’s free email digest of essential live music industry news.