Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie which chronicles her 2023-2024 tour created quite a stir with its filming at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood California in August 2023.
Directed by Sam Wrench and made possible with the backing of SAG-AFTRA the film garnered such buzz that it prompted other studios to reevaluate the release dates of their October 2023 films even affecting “The Exorcist: Believer” which was facing challenges at the box office.
Anticipation was high with expectations of an opening weekend gross surpassing $100 million a testament to the devoted fanbase of the pop sensation. Now that the excitement has settled let’s delve into how the film performed at the box office.
Box Office Triumph for the Eras Tour Movie
The Hollywood Reporter proudly declared that Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Movie raked in an astounding $97 million at the domestic box office during its debut weekend from October 12th to 15th 2023.
When we factor in an additional $31 to $33 million from 94 international markets this concert movie achieved a remarkable worldwide total of $126 to $130 million rewriting several box office records. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the remarkable milestones attained by Taylor Swift’s concert film:
- Best Opening for a Concert Movie: The Eras Tour Movie has now clinched the title of the best opening for a concert movie surpassing the previous record set by “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert” in 2008 which garnered $31.1 million. Taylor Swift’s movie exceeded this record significantly.
- Highest Grossing Concert Film Ever: Impressively in just its opening weekend the Eras Tour Movie soared to become the highest-grossing concert film both domestically and globally. It outperformed “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” which previously held this record with $71 million. With an additional $31 to $33 million from international markets, the film’s global earnings reached an astonishing $125-130 million making it the highest-grossing concert movie worldwide and the first to cross the $100 million threshold surpassing “Never Say Never’s” $99 million.
- Highest Single-Day Presale Record: Taylor Swift surpassed even Marvel by breaking the record for the highest single-day presales. The film achieved an estimated $30 million in presales across AMC Cinemark and Regal theaters eclipsing the previous record held by “Avengers: Endgame” which had garnered $16 million in presales.
- Widest Theatrical Release: To ensure the success of the Eras Tour the movie opened in more theaters than any concert film before it. It premiered in 3850 theaters surpassing the previous record set by Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” in 2009 which had opened in 3481 theaters.
This unparalleled fervor surrounding the film highlights the monumental success of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. The movie is now playing in theaters near you inviting fans to relive the enchantment of her extraordinary tour.