Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie heading for record $150-$200 million global opening

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie is now heading for a record $150 million to $200 million global opening
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As one of the most iconic and influential artists of our time, Taylor Swift, 33, has once again cemented herself as a prominent cultural figure of the 21st century who is known for breaking records with one new project after another! 

This time around, it is nothing new as the “All Too Well” singer, with her unparalleled talent and captivating performances whose musical career has lasted for decades, is on her way to shattering more records and solidifying her place in the music industry for years to come. Soon after the announcement of her concert film, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which documents the spectacular concert tour, is now heading for a record global opening for a concert film of $150 million to $200 million, including $100 million to $125 million in North America and $50 million to $75 million overseas! 

Moreover, AMC Theatres, which is distributing the concert pic on behalf of the superstar pop singer, is sticking to the more conservative estimate of $150 million globally, including $100 million domestically. Due to this, the celebrations for The Swifties to congratulate their idol aren’t stopping anytime soon as these numbers clearly indicate that the upcoming American concert film is ready to make box office history. The film, which is directed by Sam Wrench, produced by Swift, and distributed by AMC Theatres and Cinemark Theatres, has been making headlines for weeks as it is anticipated to be a cinematic experience for which the fans expect nothing short of a mesmerizing journey! 

The film is scheduled to premiere in Los Angeles on October 11, 2023, and be released in theaters worldwide on October 13, 2023. The “Shake It Off” singer’s concert film will begin screening at 6 p.m. local time on Friday in more than 8,500 cinemas in roughly 100 countries, including in every AMC location in the United States, as well as Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, Cineplex, and Cinepolis in Canada and Mexico. Generally, a movie holds previews on Thursday night before officially opening on Friday morning, but Eras Tour‘s truncated release makes it more difficult to predict its opening. 

Moreover, after many negotiations with the major film studios fell through, Swift struck an unprecedented distribution agreement with AMC and Cinemark. The filming occurred in August 2023 at three shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and this became one of the reasons why the SAG-AFTRA permitted the production to proceed amidst its 2023 strike. The film’s unconventional release strategy generated considerable media attention, with many journalists and industry personnel praising Swift’s move to bypass the studios to directly partner with theaters. 

Since its confirmation, the film has been met with significant ticket demand, as it has successfully amassed a record $37 million on its first day of pre-sales in the United States. As of October 5, 2023, it had earned $100 million in global pre-sales, making it the most profitable concert film in history. Numerous shows in the U.S. are sold out over the opening weekend, making it easily score the highest launch of all time for a concert film, as well as becoming the top-grossing concert picture of all time in its first weekend alone. It also should boast one of the biggest openings of the year despite its hefty running time of 2 hours and 48 minutes.

To add more cherry on top of this spectacular news, Deadline has also reported that, as of October 9, 2023, The Eras Tour had 65,000 showtimes on opening day across the U.S., totaling around 11.5 million seats. At last, this is just the beginning because as soon as 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. 

From all her groundbreaking recent studio albums as well as all the re-recorded albums, the 12-time Grammy winner has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Her ability to reinvent herself while staying true to her signature storytelling style has captivated millions around the world. With each new project, the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer-songwriter takes us on a journey filled with raw emotions, relatable lyrics, and infectious melodies that resonate with fans of all ages, and this year has been exciting as well for all of Taylor Swift’s fans!

Finally, we are certain she will continue to surprise them with more creative works in the future, for which we are buckled up and ready to see!

TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR Concert Film Official Trailer