Not long after being announced in New York, One Direction began to film the movie in Tokyo, Japan on January 17, 2013. Two days later, during the Team 1D Japan Party, they performed One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks), in front of a large audience, which was later revealed to be part of the film.
The official movie website went up and included a fan mosaic, an interactive poster of the movie that contained thousands of photos submitted by fans of themselves. There was also a meme creator, exclusive photos, videos and much more on the website.
After the release of the trailer on their Vevo a few weeks later, the title was guessed to be "1D3D", although it wasn't until March 18, 2013 when the boys revealed the official title, "This Is Us", on their Twitter, with help of some fans.
A press conference was held in the morning of Monday August 19, 2013, one day before the worldwide premiere of the movie in London's Lecister Square. There were oppurtunities for photos with the movie's director Morgan Spurlock and a press conference. Afterwards, there were chances for more casual interviews with Harry and Niall together and Zayn, Louis and Liam together.
There was a twitter Q&A session held on the official This Is Us twitter account with each of the boys using the hashtag #1DMovieChat the night before the London premiere on August 19, 2013. First Zayn, then Liam, then Niall, then Louis, then Harry and Morgan Spurlock, the director of the movie. The question would be retweeted then the answer was written by This Is Us twitter account an signed off with the boy's initials.The chat began at 7:15 PM and ended at 9 PM (BST).
Extended Fan CutOn the November 9, 2013, Niall confirmed, via twitter, that a special edition of This Is Us with 20 extra minutes and 4 songs from their previous albums Up All Night and Take Me Home was going to be released in US and Canadian cinemas. He did add however that it would be available in more countries "soon". It was released in the United Kingdom and Europe on September 19th.
DVDsThe official Amazon link was released in a tweet from the official One Direction twitter account. The DVD was available for pre order from September 30, 2013. It was released in several countries on December 16th in three different editions:
- One Direction: This Is Us (DVD + UV Copy)
- This copy was the "Orignal Theatrical Edition".
- One Direction: This Is Us (Blu-ray + UV Copy)
- This copy was called the "Ultimate Fan Edition" which included the "Orignal Theatrical" + "Extended Fan Cut", all in Blu-ray.
- One Direction: This Is Us (Blu-ray 3D)
- This copy was called the "Ultimate Fan Edition" which included the "Orignal Theatrical" + "Extended Fan Cut", all in Blu-ray 3D on two disks.
The DVD has subtitles in the following languages: Czech, Hindi, Slovak, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Estonian, Croatian, Arabic, Italian, Latvian, Hebrew, Norwegian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Romanian, Danish, Greek, Turkish, Spanish, English, Serbian
Fans camped overnight before the London worldwide premiere of the movie in Leicester Square, London. There was an official Livestream by Yahoo which began at 5pm on August 20, 2013.
The hashtag #1DMoviePremiere was used to represent the premiere on twitter and around 3.6 million tweets used the hashtag and terms such as "London" and "Leicester Square" were trending for the duration of the day.
The boys arrived at 5:45 PM and other stars that walked the carpet include Little Mix; McFly; JLS; various youtubers such as Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman; Ronnie Wood and many others. The premiere ended at 7:20 PM when everyone had been admitted into Empire cinema where the film was to be shown.
It was held on August 26, 2013 in New York's Midtown district and the premiere had brought the whole area to a "standstill". Some girls had been waiting for a number of days beforehand to get up close with the boys and there were thousands of screaming fans that greeted them. The boys arrived on the "black carpet" infront of the Ziegfeld Theatre, where the film was to be shown.
Other stars who walked the red carpet included Hailey Rhode and Stephen Baldwin, Perez Hilton, Kendall Schmidt (of BTR) and Emma Kenney (from Shameless) as well as many others.
On February 8th, Daybreak premiered a short trailer of the documentary where you could see small scenes of One Direction having fun, telling their stories behind the camera and working on their presentations. Two day later, it was officially released on their VEVO.
The full trailer was released on June 25th on VEVO. The trailer also revealed a new song named "Best Song Ever" which features in the movie. Simon Cowell, the boy's mums and fans all appear in the trailer.
The world premiere of the film was held in Leicester Square, in London on August 20, 2013. The film was released in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2013, and was rolled out internationally on August 30, 2013 with a majority of markets being reached by the end of September 2013.
This Is Us has earned $28,873,376 in North America, and $38,455,345 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $67,328,742. It is currently the fourth highest grossing concert movie.
The film scored $2.7 million on its Thursday debut, and topped the box office on its opening weekend, earning $17,000,000, far better than other concert films like Katy Perry: Part of Me, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, and Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, but not enough to surpass Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds and Michael Jackson's This Is It. This Is Us is the third concert film to top the box office, after the Hannah Montana and Michael Jackson films.
According to Forbes, the film would top the box office on its opening weekend with an estimated $18 million. The Hollywood Reporter said the film would earn about $45 million in its four-day debut.
The film has been a box office success worldwide, grossing over six times its budget.
|UK||August 20, 2013 (London Premiere)|
|Belgium||August 28, 2013|
|Netherlands||August 29, 2013|
|Bulgaria||August 30, 2013|
|Hungary||September 5, 2013|
|India||September 6, 2013|
|Germany||September 12, 2013|
|Australia||September 19, 2013|
|Venezuela||September 27, 2013|
|Japan||November 1, 2013|
|Will Bloomfield||executive producer|
|Jeremy Chilnick||executive producer|
|Matthew Galkin||executive producer|
|Richard Griffiths||executive producer|
|Harry Magee||executive producer|
|Douglas C. Merrifield||executive producer|
|Danny James Walton||associate producer (as Danny Walton)|
|Adrian Rigby||prosthetic makeup artist|
|Becca Smith||prosthetic makeup artist|
|Mark Harris||post-production supervisor|
|Douglas C. Merrifield||unit production manager|
|Jim McKenzie||concept artist|
|Hugo Adams||foley editor|
|Nick Adams||sound editor|
|Peter Burgis||foley artist|
|Freddie Claire||sound recordist|
|Vincent Cosson||additional sound re-recording mixer|
|Amy Felton||sound assistant|
|Samir Foco||sound editor|
|Ethan Goldberger||production sound mixer|
|Peter Hanson||assistant foley mixer|
|Sue Harding||foley artist|
|Richard Lovell||sound mix technician|
|Paul Massey||sound re-recording mixer|
|Emmet O'Donnell||assistant sound editor|
|Jamie Roden||dialogue editor|
|Jamie Roden||sound re-recording mixer|
|Bjorn Ole Schroeder||dialogue editor|
|John Warhurst||supervising sound editor|
|Robert Karlsson||dolby sound consultant (uncredited)|
Visual Effects by
|Priyanka Balasubramanian||visual effects producer|
|Chloe Dai||stereoscopic conversion supervisor: Southbay MPT|
|Peter Doyle||supervising digital colourist|
|Wesley Froud||visual effects|
|Tao Han||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Sebastian Hesselsjö||digital compositor: BlueBolt|
|Shangshi Jin||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Zhiming Kong||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Daqin Li||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Wen Li||stereo conversion colead: Southbay MPT|
|Zhubing Liu||stereoscopic conversion lead: Southbay MPT|
|Jiawei Luo||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Bin Meng||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Shangrong Pan||stereo QC lead: Southbay MPT|
|Christian Poullay||matchmove artist|
|Pierre-Hugues Routhier||stereoscopic supervisor|
|Xiaobo Shan||stereo QC lead: Southbay MPT|
|Jie Shen||stereoscopic manager: Southbay MPT|
|Qin Wang||stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT|
|Mark Webb||visual effects coordinator: bluebolt|
|Zhihui Yin||stereo QC lead: Southbay MPT|
|Feng Zhang||rendering lead: Southbay MPT|
Camera and Electrical Department
|James Chesterton||second assistant camera|
|Gareth Daley||3d engineer|
|Harry Dibden||camera trainee|
|Tom Dixon||senior dailies operator|
|Laurence Edwards||stabilized head technician|
|Joe Finan||technocrane operator|
|Kevin French||camera operator|
|Tristan Hey||senior dailies operator|
|David Holliday||dolly grip|
|Daniel Lillie||camera trainee|
|Rupert Lloyd-Parry||key grip|
|Seán McDermott||camera trainee|
|Peter Myslowski||best boy grip|
|Mark Nutkins||first assistant camera|
|Geoffrey Sentamu||first assistant camera|
|Luke Stone||dolly grip|
|Henry Tirl||Steadicam operator|
|Neil Tomlin||crane/head technician|
|Laurence J. Wigfield||second assistant camera|
|Miguel Rato||motion designer|
|Tom Davis||assistant editor|
|Gershon Hinkson||first assistant editor|
|Katura Jensen||post-production coordinator|
|Adam Schaefer||apprentice editor|
|Robert Sealey||post-production assistant|
edit room assistant
|Robert Houston||music editor|
|Carlton Kaller||music editor|
|Kier Lehman||music supervisor|
|Sam Okell||mix engineer: songs|
|Gary Birmingham||transportation coordinator|
|Laura Anderson||accounting assistant|
|Jp Caldeano||crew support|
|Paul Dugdale||filming consultant|
|Faye Green||production assistant|
|Paula Hind||production secretary|
|James R. Kipping||production assistant|
|Richard Morrison||title designer|
|Leo Pearlman||production executive|
|Jo Wallett||production coordinator|
|Dean Wares||title designer|
|Dan Watt||executive assistant|
|Sophie White||production assistant|
|Australian Music DVD (ARIA)||2|
|Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)||10|
|UK Music Video DVD (OCC)||1|
|Irish Albums (IRMA)||1|
|Ireland (IRMA)||7× Platinum||105,000^|
The Caret (^) represents the shipments figures based on certification alone.
The sequel to This Is Us entitled One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film, was announced on 21 July 2014. It premiered in cinemas worldwide with a limited engagement for 11–12 October 2014. The sequel was filmed at Stadio San Siro in Milan, Italy on 28–29 June 2014, during the band's Where We Are Tour. The film was released on home media by December 2014.
- ↑ One Direction Concert Movie. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- ↑ 1dthisisus-movie.com Official website
- ↑ Twitter Niall's tweet: September 11, 2013
- ↑ Twitter Niall's tweet: September 12, 2013
- ↑ Amazon.co.uk DVD availability: September 30, 2013
- ↑ Twitter Official 1D status: September 30, 2013
- ↑ Blog Twitter Movie premiere: Retrieved August 20, 2013
- ↑ YouTube Louis'
- ↑ YouTube Niall's
- ↑ YouTube Harry's
- ↑ IMBD.com Release
- ↑ IMDB.com Full Cast list for "This Is Us"