‘RITE HERE RITE NOW’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Hard Rock Cinema Event in North America

GHOST's 'RITE HERE RITE NOW' Concert Film Hits Worldwide Top 10 Box Office...
Trafalgar Releasing is thrilled to announce the record-setting success for GHOST’s RITE HERE RITE NOW. Inclusive of the screenings on June 20 through 23, the unique feature-length concert/narrative film entered the worldwide Top 10 box office at No. 9 with a total gross of $5.04 million worldwide* from limited showtimes.
 
RITE HERE RITE NOW, which screened in 1,800+ cinemas across 49 territories, combines never-before-seen 2023 concert footage of GRAMMY award-winning rock band, GHOST, with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series, directed by GHOST’s Tobias Forge and Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell).
 
RITE HERE RITE NOW entered the Top 10 of the North America box office with a cumulative total gross of $2.65M, making it the highest-grossing hard rock cinema event ever in North America. The film reached No. 3 at the June 20 box office with a gross of more than $1.12M and a per-screen average of $1,492 across 755 movie theaters. On June 21, it grossed more than $238K across 366 movie theaters. Continuing its success, it landed at No. 7 at the June 22 box office with a gross of more than $1.03M and a per-screen average of $1,376K across 751 movie theaters. Finally, on June 23, it grossed over $257K and a per-screen average of $718 across 358 movie theaters.
 
Regional highlights also included UK & Ireland with a $606K gross and No. 5 at the box office, Germany with a $332K gross and No. 3 at the box office, Mexico with a $326K gross and a No. 5 box office position for the weekend, and Australia with a $178K gross and No. 6 at the box office.
 
Due to demand, further screenings have been added in select markets for this and next week. Full details are available at www.ritehereritenow.com.   

 
Tobias Forge said, “Having wanted to make a movie for most of my life, I was overwhelmed to see the interest our fans showed in the film before it was even released. Now as people seem to have not only seen it, but also seem to dig it… That really gets my motor humming. Thank you all!”
 
Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, said “We’re thrilled to be part of this historic moment for Ghost and their fans across the globe. RITE HERE RITE NOW proves there’s a huge appetite for concert films that deliver an unforgettable experience. It’s a testament to the power of music and the magic of seeing incredible concerts on the big screen and together with other fans.”
 
RITE HERE RITE NOW: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, mixed by Rich Costey, will be released worldwide on July 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. A fitting 18-song complement to GHOST’s debut feature film, the band’s first ever original soundtrack will be available on all formats (digital, CD, 2xLP). Pre-orders are live now here, and include the brand new studio recording “The Future is a Foreign Land,” revealed to the world during the film’s opening night, and the live version of “Absolution” as instant grat tracks.
* Worldwide gross is listed as of time of press release issuance.
^ Exact screening dates varied between territories. Notable exceptions include Sweden and Denmark, where screenings were held on June 20 and 23, and France, where screenings were held on June 23 only.
 
About GHOST
Accumulating nearly 10 billion streams, GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock band and global sensation GHOST continues to bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live shows to ever-growing crowds, most recently on last year’s triumphant RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023, which hit more than two dozen North American cities before its two-night finale at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2022, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reported in a Calendar cover story that GHOST had “conquered metal and the charts” when its fifth album IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the BILLBOARD 200 at #2 and bowing at #1 in the band’s native Sweden, Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in another half dozen or more countries. Featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by THE NEW YORK TIMES and later reimagined with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard—and the GRAMMY-nominated “Call Me Little Sunshine,” GHOST’s fifth #1 at Active Rock radio—IMPERA moved ROLLING STONE to remark, “GHOST predicted the pandemic, now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The album presented the most current and topical GHOST subject matter to date set against a darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other—yet unmistakably, quintessentially GHOST. Having closed out 2022 by cracking the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, with the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary on a Cross,” as well as IMPERA winning Favorite Rock Album at the American Music Awards and Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, GHOST unveiled PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP including the version of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom of the Opera” that earned the band its fifth GRAMMY nomination. GHOST’s seemingly limitless ambition will soon take the band to the silver screen with the June 2024 theatrical premiere of the feature film RITE HERE RITE NOW.
 

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