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BTS reportedly made $40 million from their world tour

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BTS raked in millions of dollars from their world tour.

According to a K-pop analysis by Yuanta Securities, BTS is estimated to have made 44.9 billion KRW ($40 million) from their world tour. The average BTS concert ticket price for the world tour was $130. However, a lot of people would purchase the tickets only to put them up for resale, where they could fetch prices of $300 and up.


Success in North America and Europe played a vital role in bringing the huge earnings for BTS. Park Sung Ho of Yuanta Securities commented, "It's very difficult to succeed with a North American tour, so K-pop stars cannot easily proceed with it." However, "Beyond Japan, the North American and Europe are good markets for profit if you can succeed there." He added, "So far, K-pop artists did (often) see success in Japan but rarely in North American or European locations."

Besides BTS, Big Bang's G-Dragon ('Act III: M.O.T.T.E World Tour' by Live Nation) is the only K-pop act who has successfully completed a grand scale North American tour. With a total of 8 shows in 2017, G-Dragon is estimated to have made $7.9 million from ticket sales alone. 

Analyst Park stated that BTS sold 310,000 tickets for the North American leg of their world tour, which is a number that is comparable to Pearl Jam and Bruno Mars. However, BTS commands a higher ticket price on the secondary resale market. The average resale ticket price for BTS was $318 but for Bruno Mars, it was $198.

Up to Q3 of 2018, Big Hit Entertainment has posted revenue of 133,900,000,000 KRW ($120 million) and an operating profit of 35,300,000,000 KRW ($32 million). For the entirety of 2017, Big Hit posted revenue of 92,400,000,000 ($82.5 million) and an operating profit of 32,500,000,000 KRW ($29 million). They have exceeded their 2017 numbers with a full quarter (3 months) to spare.

In September, BTS started the North American leg of their tour, and in October, the tour continued into Europe. Currently, BTS is continuing their 'Love Yourself' world tour in Japan. The tour will continue into Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand in Spring 2019. 
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DetN 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Incoming: BTS FIRST ASIAN ACT TO DO STADIUM-ONLY TOURS IN NORTH AMERICA.

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TrVix 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Stadium tours would be ideal. It means the guys can do less performance and get more rest but still have a lot of their fans attend. They can easily do this in America.

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Jh_Yui 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

tea, their achievements are going beyond kpop but to asian singers in general.

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asdfghi 19 days ago 2
19 days ago

conveniently skipped the part where they say that gdragon only saw 40% attendance and the company saw literally no profit at all

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GD_Amber 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Because everyone know that's a lie, when Billboard and Pollstar reported he sold at least 75% if North America concert, some of dates were sold-out, GD even made it to top 200 North America tours, the only solo Korean and second in total after BIGBANG, he bring $8M from 8 shows, and 60K people attend. The 40% was fake.

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LilleEirin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Because that was fake. Duh.

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Ale_Y 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

real talk they could have easily had more shows. They got asked for another night at Staples and the Citified Stadium, but couldn't because of their schedule. Resell tickets were crazy high, even the day of.

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Meeks 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

Doesn't even count for their merch sales. Those were constantly sold out too.

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Rosie28 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Even Mathew McConaughey bought BTS merch when he went in Forth Worth

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Fan_from_India 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

:)) Thanks for reminding. A smile ran through my face just thinking about him carrying the bags out :)

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Wey 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

merch sales were no joke. there were people camping out just for merch and they didn't even go to the concert because tickets were sold out.

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MarStrlight 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

can't wait to see the final count at the end of this love yourself tour. it's going to be huge, i can feel it.

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Fan_from_India 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

They truely deserve this

Making ASIANS proud

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JaGran 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

oh I would do whatever to see BIG BANG in concert!!!!

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Jh_Yui 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

The scary part that this is just North America and Europe. That's top artist earnings there. Imagine the money when they include Asia and Latin America too.

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MbaG007 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Yeah. It's a bit of a bum that they didn't do any mainland Asian, SEA, Australia/New Zealand or South American dates.


I think maybe they'll take some time to chill in the first half of next year and complete the tour in the second half.

BTS/BigHit would definitely say something if they had finished their biggest tour ever.

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Chalks985 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

BTS recording-break success with sold-out concert tickets. Also BTS, wonders if anyone will come because the concert is on a Monday.

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Wey 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

dang, their NA and Europe concert earnings is more than other companies have made in a whole year.

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HaveSomeKookies (Banned) 18 days ago 6
18 days ago

Wait... An article about BTS and only 9 downvotes so far? What happened? ㅋㅋㅋ

Anyways... That's quite a sum! Congrats, BTS :)

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tvladss 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

That one anti with 40 accounts isn't online yet.

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Stopudelulu 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

Mostly haters are eggshits vipshits and blonks majority from the 3rd world poor countries so they are still sleeping

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Riakvix 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Tour's not even done but the revenue is gonna break records. Kpop groups usually do well in Asia and BTS should be killin' it in those dates are announced.

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teleri 19 days ago 19
19 days ago

Big Bang's Made tour was hugely successful, and had multiple North American (US) concerts included.

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LuhanHobiarelife 19 days ago 15
19 days ago

yet GD could only fill 40% attendance.....

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teleri 19 days ago 2
19 days ago

I wasn't comparing their tour to BTS. I was pointing out to the author that Big Bang had a very successful North American tour - re: this remark "Besides BTS, Big Bang's G-Dragon ('Act III: M.O.T.T.E World Tour' by Live Nation) is the only K-pop act who has successfully completed a grand scale North American tour. "
And your comment is demeaning to GDragon.
BTS are doing wonderfully well. There is no reason at all to feel so threatened by Big Bang, who BTW are revered BY the boys of BTS.

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lovekpopstophate 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

And he did it as a solo artist! that money is only from North American tour, his whole tour pulled 654k attendance! That is something many musicians dream of doing even in the West. Hate will get you nowhere. The man will still win while you rot in hatred. Be a person that spread happiness and not hate.

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Not_interested 18 days ago 9
18 days ago

Always salty about others. ARMYs should stop being this insecure. Putting others down doesn't guarantee success. Only thing that ARMYs would gain with this attitude is more haters. I feel bad for BTS,their fandom is so trashy.

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Stopudelulu 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Sorry kid. He only sold 40% of his tix. It was a big loss according to live nation. Go read the full article in korean. Stop being delulu. Lmao

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ricebeam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Yeah, but how much of that money went to the individual members?


Their record label (or management) probably took 80%, if not more.

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_Jarhon 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Surprisingly little if someone was posting that TVXQ is routinely hitting 150mil+ per year.

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caribbeangal 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Their power in Japan and the West is amazing...



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LittleSukie 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

In Germany their tickets sold out in 4 seconds.I was shocked. Wherever I clicked it was sold out. They said at Berlin concert that they will come back again next year. Fingers crossed.

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Fan_from_India 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

All the best my friend hope you get to see them

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LittleSukie 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Thank you chingu :) I also hope you will always be able to go see your favorite idols. Fingers crossed.

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hiroonakamura 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Distributor/promoter/US label will get lion share of the gross so i'm guessing that around 15-20 mil is what big hit and bts actually gets.

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thesiiiiickest 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I've been a casual kpop fan since I was little, but bts was my first and only bias. I went to wings and ly and thought it was the norm that kpop concerts sold out in 2 minutes in the us.. damn I didn't even realize it was such a big accomplishment, so happy for them!

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LizMon666 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

honestly reading through this all I could think is how lucky the people that got to go to a BTS concert were. I've never gone to a concert of any kind in my life and I'm 19. 😭😭😭 i really wanna go to one of their concerts. #poorpplproblems

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JaGran 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

In paid over $1,200 for my daughter's and my tickett in chicago and i flew over from south Texas... AND I DO NOT REGRET IT ONE BIT. I would pay even more for Monsta X and iKon. I missed them both last year. Just waiting on world tour dates...

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MbaG007 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

OK but can they stop the scalpers some how, this is ridiculous.

Why should ARMYs pay 2-5 times the original cost for tickets?


Taylor uses virtual ticket queuing, when fan related stuff pushed you up the queue.

Ed makes people bring the ticket, booking confirmation, the card used to pay AND ID before they can enter the venue.

BTS have similar ticket demand to both these artists and BigHit/Columbia does NOTHING....

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nomanymore 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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kalimilano 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Congrats guys *__*

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Tulog_Ako 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

For those do not understand. They dont earn 40 Million..Because of "Taxation". BTS also have 7 member each will share depending on contract. Its mostly 70% (company)/30%(idol) or 60%/40% (That mostly common for any company and idol). And if that 40% remaining pay to idol, they will split it into 7 parts. None of them are making that much of money compare single artist like IU, JYJ, TVXQ. Even Seungri from Big Bang make more $ than any of the 7 member..

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Mhizdarhmey 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Am tired of this bullshit... Why should you mention or compare other artists in a BTS article? It's unnecessary... It's the source of fanwar

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BTS_Is_Lifea 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

my famous kings ;)

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shyloone 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Just think how much they would have made if they went to South America, an Oceania

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CheB20 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

huge news!

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vop087 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Congrats guys!

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my_l 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I don't know where Park analyst got their info but Bruno is a high ticket seller. His 24K tour sold 1 million tickets alone in the first 24 hours. He did 100 shows for that tour. That far exceeds BTS level. Even as far back as 2013 he earned over $72 million from his tour. His income from tours is far higher than BTS so the comparison doesn't even make sense. Pearl Jam isn't even active so maybe the info is true for them. $40 million is good for kpop but far beyond what a good US artist makes. Even 1D beat that with only 2 shows that both grossed over $20 million each. If your'e not going to tell the truth, stop comparing BTS to US artists and focus on the fact that they are making history for themselves and Kpop overall.

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Blackie123 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Even BTS admission are inflated, and looks like Wanna One’s figures too. And why would the scarpels retail price be included in the revenue? Is this written by some high schoolers?

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L_catzzz 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I can't believe that one sentence about Bigbang/Gdragon could still trigger some people (especially trolls) to the points they even created lies saying how he performed at Vancouver (when there wasn't even Vancouver leg). Lol.

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my_l 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Great job for a kpop tour. Congrats BTS. Hopefully someday you will rake in a $100 mill plus like top US acts.

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yaya202 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I believe their asian tour will be bigger than this

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Zin_Win 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

High Bosses

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bright_light 19 days ago 6
19 days ago

i hope they come to America one more time before they start going into the military, i couldn't get tickets this year for their show. I hope everyone who loves bts gets to see them, this will likely be the last time in a while they will be all together, i'm hoping to go to acouple shows and hopefully a full blown stadium tour

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BBVIP2006 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

I think they will have another US tour before Jin turns 30 and full fills his duty. I would say they may comeback in 2020.

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rania4 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Not sure 🤔 how u calculate there. If jin goes in 2020, he will come back in 2022.

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botmy 19 days ago 2
19 days ago

there are rumors about US stadium tour next year.. we will see if it really happens :D

but if someone can make it, it's BTS

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Stopudelulu 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

What bullshit are u talking abt. The first member will only need to go in 2021

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MbaG007 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Also why are VIPs here dick-measuring the profits of unfinished tours.


Please get a life and stream Epiphany.


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Diamond_White 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

This is totally unrelated.. But have you ever been in the following situation: You are madly in love with a guy at work that you are forbidden from having any relationship with due to traditional/religious/cultural reasons.. He is madly in love with you too. and you've never met a person in your life who understands you more and loves you more than he does. You've both never told each other that you love each other but you can feel it through your bones. You can't breath when he is absent, and as soon as you hear his voice or see his shadow, your heart squeezes tightly.. He does things for you and takes care of you even when you are not watching. But now you are proposed to by another good man in an arranged marriage by your family. And you have to break the heart of the man you love, and can't fall in love with this other innocent man... Welp, this is my situation right now.. I never imagined myself falling into such a drama like situation, but somehow this is the story of my life right now. How could I possibly break his heart T^T My soul is slowly dying...

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Anythingyg 19 days ago 4
19 days ago

Big Bang

Bts

How much did Exo make? Are they 2nd or third(no shade for y’all Exo ls come crying I’m asking a question for real)

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AegyoFree 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

EXO Planet 2 made $80 mil + in gross rev and EXO Planet 3 made $79.9 mil. Same amount of dates give or take a couple.

(Not salty - I saw G Dragon at Wembley and BTS at the O2)

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Anythingyg 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

crazy. And I hear tvxq is making this same money out of Japan only. My bank account is crying

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11_SEO_jin 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

go study something better than trolling here kid

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Anythingyg 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

ok dummy. I’m literally asking how much Exo has made y’all are sensitive pussies

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Stopudelulu 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Lol

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Stopudelulu 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

to delulu vipshit. Druggie bang is already a flop while flop pink still begging for sponsors to fill up a small venue. Druggie yg king of mediaplay. Lmao

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GD_Amber 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The media play used is that fake article that want to hype your fev, when Billboard already reported all dates of GD North America tour, 60K attended from 8 shows and it bring $8M from tickets alone, which means hyge success, and he made it top 2017 Top North American tour, not even BTS were able to do so, and GD is the only Korean solo, and BIGBANG with him are the only one to ever make to list.

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Stopudelulu 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

according to the same report, gdragon only sell around 40% of his concert tix and live nation said it was actually a loss. No profit made


Bts is the first kpop group who made huge profit from their american and europe tour

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GD_Amber 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The lies from that fake article, Live Nation NEVER said anything, the ceo actually posted a pic with GD celebrating the success of the tour, and asking him to please comeback loool even Billboard and Pollstar reported the tour was huge success and enterd top. NORTH AMERICA TOURS IN 2017! not even BTS was able to enter last year lool GD was the only Korean solo and second in general after BIGBANG

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Nina14red 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

GD's tour was massively successful. WTF are you talking about.

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Kdevil604 19 days ago 7
19 days ago

Ya I remember when G-dragon came to vancouver canada. It was at the plaza of nations which is a smaller venue and the promoters outside were begging people to come in for free. When I got in, it was half full. I guess he made his 7 million from other cities

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11_SEO_jin 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

do you at least know that many groups got success before without youtube , internet social media help and earned billions like tvxq , Bigbang, wonder girls so stop trying , to compare just trying to bring down Gdragon


and canada who ? just come to korea or go visit china or japan to have an idea about how much GD is sucessfull .

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namsong_fluff 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I hope you know that MOTTE has bo

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namsong_fluff 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I hope you know MOTTE has no vancouver leg right???

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GD_Amber 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The lies, omg GD never went to Vancouver, he did a concert at Air Canada Centre in Toronto! Loooool and ot sold out in a blink of eyes with 10K people attending... Fucking lier.

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