Taylor Swift performs on stage during her The Eras Tour concert at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington on July 22, 2023.
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Taylor Swift looks to break more box office records as his concert film Eras Tour remains in theaters.
Box office analysts initially thought the singer’s film would end its limited theatrical run on November 5.
In AMC Entertainment initial announcement of ticket availability for the Eras Tour concert film, the company said audiences could “check timetables and buy tickets until November 5.”
AMC clarified Friday that November 5 is the deadline for the first round of tickets available for the film when presales begin.
The extra time spent in theaters can only benefit the film and the box office. Swift’s Eras Tour has already broken records and helped the theater industry overcome a light release schedule.
On the way to the weekend, The Eras Tour film has collected $150 million in domestic revenue and over $200 million worldwide. This global haul represents more than 18% of the total $1.092 billion worldwide box office earned since the film’s October 13 release, according to Comscore data.
“This has been a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, record-breaking and influential tour for The Eras Tour, not to mention a huge win for Taylor Swift and theater owners,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com .
Swift is expected to add another $10 million domestically this weekend and the film could once again be No. 1 at the box office.
So far, The Eras Tour film is the highest-grossing domestic and global concert film of all time, but it is second only to the concert documentary “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” which grossed 262.5 million of dollars.
Box office records (Taylor’s version)
- Highest opening weekend for a concert film: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – $92.8 million
- Widest national release for a concert film: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour — 3,855 locations
- Highest-grossing concert film domestically: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – $150 million and counting
- The highest-grossing concert film in the world: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – $203.8 million, and counting
- The highest-grossing concert documentary film in the world: “This Is It” by Michael Jackson – $262.5 million
The release of Swift’s concert film came at an opportune time. Strikes in Hollywood have led several films to leave the theatrical schedule, including the highly anticipated “Dune: Part Two” Discovery of Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment.
“One movie can make all the difference,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “This incredible box office performance is all the more impressive considering the film’s truncated release pattern that essentially had it playing on big screens four days a week.”
Swift’s unique release, coupled with her decision to distribute the film through a theater chain AMC instead of a traditional Hollywood studio, has also led to increased speculation about where the streaming concert film will go.
Taylor Swift’s Previous Movies
- Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearlessness (2010): broadcast on The Hub, which has since been renamed Discovery Family, then made available on DVD
- Taylor Swift: Speak Now Live World Tour (2011): made available on DVD
- The 1989 World Tour Live (2015): released via Apple Music
- Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour (2018): streaming on Netflix
- Taylor Swift: City of Lovers Concert (2020): ABC TV Special
- Miss American (2020): streaming on Netflix
- Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020): streaming on Disney+
Currently, it appears Swift is waiting for the SAG-AFTRA strike to end before negotiating with streamers for the rights to her concert film. The film is highly sought after in the industry and a big bidding war is expected.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that this would be the Eras Tour film’s final weekend at the box office. The title and story have been corrected.
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