RAMMSTEIN: PARIS ROCKS OUT AT GLOBAL BOX OFFICE AFTER SCREENINGS AROUND THE WORLD
RAMMSTEIN: PARIS, directed by the iconic Jonas Åkerlund has achieved a global box office success of over $2million following last week’s event screenings. The immense audience excitement for the music film was no surprise considering that the German heavy metal band, Rammstein have sold over 35 million records around the world. This state-of-the-art film saw Åkerlund take a radical new approach to capturing the thrilling excitement of Rammstein’s live performance.
21 years down the line, with the original line-up, the six East Berliners stand at the very apex of the rock world, achieving album and DVD sales in the millions, headlining festivals and major venues around the world and selling out shows in record time (the band’s bill-topping appearance at New York’s Madison Square Garden saw the 20,000 seats snapped up in just 20 minutes!)
Trafalgar Releasing had worldwide rights to RAMMSTEIN: PARIS excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland (which were distributed by NFP). The top performing territories for Trafalgar Releasing were Russia, Latin America and Poland, helping to achieve over $1million for the outfit. NFP’s territories saw a grossing of almost $1.2million across two screening dates, coming in second on Germany’s weekend box office.
RAMMSTEIN: PARIS has become one of Trafalgar Releasing’s top music events following the worldwide screenings of Roger Waters: The Wall (which made almost $5million at the global box office with top performing territories including Italy, Latin America, Czech Republic, France and Germany) and One More Time With Feeling with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (from acclaimed director, Andrew Dominik, which achieved over $2.2million). 2017 has also seen Trafalgar Releasing (in partnership with CinEvents) screen across the UK and selected European territories, a targeted release of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (alongside a new interview with the drummer from David Bowie’s band produced by MOJO Magazine), which made an impressive $240,000 from just 200 screens.
Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said on the success: “It was great to work so closely with Rammstein’s management team on the release of RAMMSTEIN: PARIS – they helped us talk directly to the passionate fan base of the band, who came out to celebrate this truly unique event. We look forward to working on similar kinds of projects in the future and bringing music events to the big screen around the world.”
These releases have proven that audiences truly exist for these seminal artists in cinema – and in the case of all the films mentioned above, directors are working on changing perceptions of watching music on film and stretching the traditional conventions of the big screen. Trafalgar Releasing are currently working on Sophie Fiennes’ new Grace Jones film with much more to be announced.