One Direction’s 3D Concert Film ‘This Is Us’ Tops UK Box Office

One Direction, This Is Us

If you think that UK boy band One Direction is overrated and overexposed right now, then you haven’t seen anything yet.

The group’s documentary 3D convert film One Direction: This Is Us not only came in at #2 behind The Butler ($20m) at the US box office — taking $18 million (£10.9m), but also topped the UK box office with £3.47 million ($5.4m).

This brings the film’s worldwide total to $32 million (£20.5m).

Sony Pictures’ TriStar label have released the feature to about one-third less than the number of screens Justin Bieber: Never Say Never played on when it opened in February 2011.

That film managed to earn $29.5 million in its first week, and earned $73 million altogether in the United States alone.

Katy Perry’s concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me opened on 2,730 screens and pulled $7.13 million in its first week, and earned a total of $25.33 million altogether when it was released last summer.

The Justin and Katy concert documentaries are #1 and #4 on the genre list, respectively, while Michael Jackson ’s This Is It holds the #2 spot with $72 million and Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour comes in at #3 with $65.3 million.

The One Direction film follows the five member band on their 150-date world tour and was made for the relatively inexpensive price of $10 million.

Directed by Morgan Spurlock , it was produced by Spurlock alongside Ben Winston , Adam Milano and Simon Cowell .

The group promoted the film with recent appearances on NBC’s Today and America’s Got Talent .

In the course of their two year career, they have managed to release two studio albums: Up All Night , which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart selling 176,000 copies in its first week, and Take Me Home , which also debuted at #1 with 540,000 copies sold.

To date, Up All Night has sold 1.6 million in the United States and 4.5 million worldwide, while Take Me Home has sold an estimated 1.4 million in the United States and 4.4 million worldwide, so far at least.

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