‘Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour’ became a blockbuster a week before it hit theaters. And in the meantime the artist is also starting to make history with the tour
The concert film ‘Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour’ became a box office blockbuster a week before it hit theaters. The distributor AMC states, in fact, that global ticket presales have exceeded $100 million, adding that demand “has been incredible from the moment the release was announced.” The company says it took less than 24 hours for the film to break its record for highest daily sales. This makes it the most profitable concert film in history, which surpassed the previous record set by Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’. The Canadian singer’s film, which mixed documentary footage with live performances, had in fact grossed $99 million in 2011.
Also Swift’s global tour, expected to continue until the end of 2024, is on track to become the biggest in history. Stadium ticket sales could reach $1.4 billion, surpassing the record currently held by Elton John for his farewell tour.
The Eras Tour film will be released in cinemas in more than 100 countries next Friday. Analysts estimate that in addition to pre-sale tickets, the film could gross another $100 million at the box office in North America in its opening weekend.
Just five films — including Barbie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse — generated more than $100 million in their North American debut this year. AMC will also distribute Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour film, which is scheduled for release in December.
The other records
Last year, Swift became the first artist in history to have songs in every top 10 position on the US singles chart. It surpassed Drake, who held the previous record of nine top 10 singles simultaneously in September 2021. The Beatles previously held the record in 1964 with eight top 10 singles.
In August, Spotify said Swift broke another record, becoming the first female artist in the streaming platform’s history to reach 100 million monthly listeners. The news came after she released her re-recorded third album, ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ in July, which topped the charts in the US and other countries. Later this month, Swift will release another re-recorded album ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’. The artist is re-recording her albums because this will allow him to own the original recordings of her songs.