Event Cinema specialist CinemaLive has announced that André Rieu has broken his own record for the highest-grossing single day music concert event of all time at the UK & Ireland box office.
Christmas with André was screened at 480 cinema locations in the UK & Ireland on Saturday, November 19, grossing a total of £1,162,000. The event, which was attended by more than 70,000 people, featured a never-before-seen recorded Christmas concert, a personal live tour of Rieu’s hometown of Maastricht and a live Q&A hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins.
The event surpassed André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht concert in cinemas which took £1,034,000 in a single day.
“We are once again incredibly proud of yet another record-breaking result for André Rieu at the UK & Irish box office," said CinemaLive director & CEO Peter Skillman. "Cinema audiences have had the opportunity to experience two different offerings from André this year. Firstly, with the 2016 Maastricht Concert and now Christmas with André this past weekend. It’s wonderful to see André’s dedicated audience come together to enjoy a festive concert experience at their local cinema”.
The concert wasalso screened at a further 223 cinemas across Europe, including in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. This Sunday (November 27) will see encore screenings taking place at 290 cinemas across the UK & Ireland plus 57 screenings in Europe. Screenings will also be taking place in Australia and New Zealand this coming weekend, followed by Canada on December 1.
Past CinemaLive releases have included Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano, Nirvana: Live At The Paramount, Imagine Dragons: Smoke + Mirrors Live and Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead.