“Taylor Swift: Eras Tour” concert film surpasses $100 million in advance ticket sales

The global advance sales for the concert film "Taylor Swift: Eras Tour" surpass $100 million
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The box office analysts project the film could rake in $100 million on its opening weekend with the film set to hit theaters next week, on October 13, 2023! 

The global music industry has been left astounded as the concert film “Taylor Swift: Eras Tour ” achieves a groundbreaking milestone, surpassing an astonishing $100 million in advance sales which is quite jaw-dropping numbers for a concert film. This remarkable achievement not only solidifies Taylor Swift’s status as a global superstar but also highlights the unwavering devotion of her fans, who eagerly anticipate experiencing her electrifying performances from the tour which many international fans weren’t able to see in their country.

With her undeniable talent, the American singer-songwriter has captivated audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape. 

According to AMC Theatres Distribution and AMC Entertainment, the film is set to open in close to 8,500 theaters across 100 countries in a week. Moreover, the audience demand “has been incredible” across the United States. AMC said, “from the largest cities to the smallest towns,” dominating large screen formats. The Sam Wrench-directed movie of the blockbuster tour opens October 13 at 6 p.m. local time. AMC has said that the most anticipated movie on the fall theatrical release calendar will be holding a world premiere event on October 11 in Los Angeles. Moreover, Deadline had previously reported that Eras Tour hit tracking with a $100M-$125M opening weekend outlook

This now seems to be turning out to be true! After all, the tour received rave reviews from music and entertainment critics, who praised both the high-end spectacle and “polished artistry” of the tour.

The tour is an homage to her albums, which makes it her most expensive tour to date, with 146 dates across five continents. It is her second all-stadium tour after the 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour. Additionally, the tour has had a cultural, economic, and political impact, evident in the form of unprecedented demand, ticket sales, and venue records worldwide; technical obstacles leading to the imposition of price regulation and anti-scalping laws; elevated economies, businesses, and tourism; the dominance of news cycles and social media; and tributes from governments and organizations. Ticketmaster, an official partner, was scrutinized for ineffective sales and an alleged monopoly.

According to AMC, advance ticket sales for the concert movie’s subject matter are robust in the American market, particularly for premium formats like Imax, Dolby Cinema, and PRIME at AMC. As stated above, the movie will begin playing at 6 p.m. local time on October 13 at every AMC theater in the United States, as well as Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, Cineplex, and Cinepolis in Canada and Mexico. The world-premiere screening will take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 11 at a time when studios have scrambled to switch up their planned fall release schedules due to the Hollywood strikes; the writers’ union recently reached an agreement with the studios, while actors continue to negotiate. 

Lastly, The Eras Tour has received a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement so that the 12-time Grammy winner can promote it. Finally, a source close to the Swift film previously confirmed to Billboard that the Eras doc obtained clearance under that agreement before shooting the movie. Apart from a few social media posts, Swift has not appeared in any high-profile events to promote the movie. However, over the past two weeks, she has dominated the news thanks to her viral sky box appearances at two Kansas City Chiefs games, where she was seen supporting her alleged paramour, tight end Travis Kelce of the team. Swift and Kelce have not officially affirmed rumors about their relationship. 

Right now, the 12-time Grammy Awards winner is on a break from her Eras Tour and won’t resume live shows until November 9, 2023, in Buenos Aires. Additionally, there are other concert pictures that will debut this year at theaters. The release date of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is slated for December 1, 2023, and AMC will handle distribution. The release is being handled by sub-distribution partners Variance Films in the United States, Cineplex in Canada, Cinepolis in Mexico, and Trafalgar Releasing outside of North America.

That’s not it! Swifties have a lot in store this year, as soon after the premiere of the concert film, the fans will be treated to the upcoming fourth re-recorded album by Swift, which is set for release on October 27, 2023, via Republic Records. It is a re-recording of Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989 (2014), and follows Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) as her second album in 2023. It is part of Swift’s counteraction to her 2019 Masters dispute.

The album was announced on August 9, 2023, at the final Los Angeles concert of the Eras Tour. The “You Belong with Me” singer also confirmed the release date of the album’s release by attaching a pre-order link, quoting, “Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you! The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with excitement to announce that my version of it will be out on October 27th. To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”