Which concert film stands above the rest? Check out the definitive top 10 at the worldwide box office, from Justin Bieber to Michael Jackson to Miley Cyrus and beyond.
Legions of boomers and those otherwise nostalgic for new wave and the CBGB heyday of yore were buzzing at the news that Stop Making Sense, the Jonathan Demme-helmed 1984 concert film featuring the legendary Talking Heads, was returning to theaters courtesy of an A24 remaster. The fanfare was a pleasing reminder that, no matter how much things change, movies built around compelling live music performances can still boast impressive audience potential.
As enduring as the pleasantly wacky David Byrne and his really big suit have proven to be among concert movies, however, it’s got nothing on Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which quickly found itself smashing box office records before it was even released. The same is likely to be true for Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour film set for release at the end of 2023.
That got us thinking — in the long history of such films, which one reigns supreme at the Hollywood box office? Below, check out our definitive ranking of the top 10 highest-grossing concert movies of all time by worldwide gross.
Highest-grossing Concert Movies at the Box Office
Based on domestic and worldwide gross via Box Office Mojo as of Oct. 3, 2023.
|1. This Is It (Michael Jackson)||2009||$72.09M||$261.18M|
|2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never||2011||$73.01M||$99.03M|
|3. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus:|
Best of Both Worlds Concert
|4. One Direction: This Is Us||2013||$28.87M||$68.57M|
|5. Katy Perry: Part of Me||2012||$25.3M||$32.72M|
|6. Madonna: Truth or Dare||1991||$15.01M||$29.01M|
|7. Jonas Brothers:|
The 3D Concert Experience
|8. U2 3D||2007||$10.36M||$22.73M|
|9. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie||2011||$11.9M||$18.66M|
|10. U2: Rattle and Hum||1988||$8.6M||$8.6M|
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