Taylor Swift performs onstage during her The Eras Tour concert at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington, on July 22, 2023.
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Taylor Swift is searching for to smash more box office records as her Eras Tour concert film sticks around theaters.
Box office analysts initially believed the singer’s film would wrap up its limited run within the theaters on Nov. 5.
In AMC Entertainment’s initial announcement of ticket availability for the Eras Tour concert film, the corporate said audiences could “view showtimes and buy tickets through November fifth.”
AMC clarified Friday that the Nov. 5 date was the cutoff for the primary run of tickets available for the film when presales began.
The overtime in theaters can only profit the film and the box office. Already Swift’s Eras Tour has shattered records and helped the theater industry weather a lightweight release calendar.
Heading into the weekend, The Eras Tour film has collected $150 million in domestic receipts and greater than $200 million globally. That global haul represents greater than 18% of the $1.092 billion total global box office earned for the reason that film was released Oct. 13, in keeping with data from Comscore.
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“It has been a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, record-breaking and influential run for The Eras Tour, not to say an enormous win for Taylor Swift and theater owners,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.
Expectations are that Swift will add one other $10 million domestically this weekend and the film could possibly be No. 1 on the box office once more.
Thus far, The Eras Tour film is the highest-grossing domestic and global concert film release of all time but lags just behind the “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” concert documentary’s global haul of $262.5 million.
Box office records (Taylor’s version)
- Highest opening weekend for a concert film: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour — $92.8 million
- Widest domestic 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
- Highest-grossing concert film worldwide: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour — $203.8 million, and counting
- Highest-grossing concert film documentary worldwide: “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” — $262.5 million
Swift’s concert film release got here at an opportune time. Labor strikes in Hollywood led several movies to depart the theatrical calendar, including the much-anticipated “Dune: Part Two” from Warner Bros. Discovery and Legendary Entertainment.
“One movie could make all of the difference,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “This incredible box office performance is made all of the more impressive given the film’s truncated release pattern that had it essentially playing on big screens 4 days per week.”
Swift’s unique release, coupled along with her decision to distribute the film through theater chain AMC as an alternative of a conventional Hollywood studio, has also led to increased speculation about where the concert film will land on streaming.
Taylor Swift’s previous movies
- Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless (2010): aired on The Hub, which has since been rebranded as Discovery Family, after which made available on DVD
- Taylor Swift: Speak Now World Tour Live (2011): made available on DVD
- The 1989 World Tour Live (2015): released through Apple Music
- Taylor Swift: Repute Stadium Tour (2018): streaming on Netflix
- Taylor Swift: City of Lover Concert (2020): ABC TV Special
- Miss Americana (2020): streaming on Netflix
- Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020): streaming on Disney+
Currently, it seems that Swift is waiting for the SAG-AFTRA strike to wrap up before negotiating with streamers for the rights to her concert film. The film is far coveted within the industry and an enormous bidding battle is predicted.
Swift has previously worked with Apple Music, Netflix and Disney to release filmed versions of her live shows and documentary projects.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said it might be the Eras Tour movie’s last weekend on the box office. The headline and story have been corrected.
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