Sony Pictures Releasing is delighted to announce that ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US stormed straight to #1 at the UK box office this weekend taking a fantastic £3,471,972, including Thursday previews.
In just 4 days, One Direction: This is Us has beaten the lifetime total box office for comparative film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never which opened to £820,000 and went on to take £2.3 million in total at the UK box office.
One Direction: This Is Us took estimated $18 million in the US during the Labor Day weekend and also opened around the world in 53 markets. As of yesterday the film had taken in $14.5 million for a worldwide cume of $32.5 million (this figure does not include Monday international grosses).
Overseas, One Direction has also out-grossed Justin Bieber: Never Say Never in almost every situation. This Is Us outgrossed Never Say Never by 166% against the same markets for which there is box office information.
Global superstars, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson introduce to you their big screen debut: ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US. More than just a filmed concert and tour documentary, this is a chance to get up close and personal with the world’s biggest band. Filmed while the guys were taking their world tour to arenas around the globe — from Mexico to Japan to London’s famed O2 arena — the movie mixes high-energy performance footage, candid interviews, and behind the scenes footage to offer a one-of-a-kind perspective into the talent, hard work and mischief that goes into being One Direction. It’s a remarkable story of humble origins, an unprecedented rise to fame and a fan-driven phenomenon that enabled One Direction to conquer the world.
TriStar Pictures presents a Syco Entertainment / Modest! Production, in association with Warrior Poets / Fulwell 73, ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock and produced by Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Morgan Spurlock, and Ben Winston. Executive producers are Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Doug Merrifield, Jeremy Chilnick, and Matthew Galkin. Tom Krueger is Director of Photography. Pierre Takal is the editor. The film’s original score is by Simon Franglen.