$4.5M at global box office
Depeche Mode, along with Trafalgar Releasing, Sony Music Entertainment and BBH Entertainment, announced that, following screenings last month, “Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” has cemented itself as one of the largest event cinemas releases of 2019, having earned $4.5 million at the box office across 76 countries in 2,800 cinemas worldwide.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker and long-time artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, the release of “Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” follows the band’s 2017-18 Global Spirit Tour, which saw them play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world.
Diving into the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film weaves together exhilarating musical performances filmed at the final shows of the tour at Berlin’s famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) with intimate documentary footage filmed in the fans’ hometowns across the globe. It shows not only how and why the band’s popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music’s incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create/ connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age, and circumstance.
Following the run of screenings worldwide, the film achieved a global screen average of $1,000 for opening night with 220,000-plus admissions. The release has gone on to become the largest-ever Trafalgar Releasing event in Germany, landing No. 2 on the box office charts on opening night, achieving $1.3m total with 80,000 admissions and a $4,000 screen average.
On opening night at the global box office, the film landed in the No. 2 spot in U.K. and Italy, as well as No. 3 in Mexico. In the U.S., the film achieved the highest per screen average of any feature playing on 100 or more screens on opening.
Depeche Mode’s “SPIRITS in the Forest” is now available on TVOD.