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“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” becomes highest-grossing concert film of all time

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“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” becomes highest-grossing concert film of all time

Taylor Swift has earned another milestone with the release of her film “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” to North American theaters on October 13, 2023. “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” movie is officially the highest-grossing film in box office history among concert and documentary films with more than $261.6 million earned globally.

“The Eras Tour” now becomes the highest-grossing concert film, unseating previous record holder “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” which opened in 2009 and grossed $261.2 million at the global box office. Upon its release in October, “The Eras Tour” made $92.8 million in North America and $30.7 million internationally for a cumulative total of $123.5 million, making it the biggest start of all time for a concert film. It unseated 2011’s “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” which earned $73 million in that same timeframe.

Instead of opting for distribution from a major studio, Swift partnered with AMC Theatres, the world’s largest cinema chain, which allowed Swift (a producer on the movie) to earn about 57% of ticket sales, while theaters kept the remaining revenue and AMC took a small distribution fee. AMC didn’t exclusively screen the film, though, as it played in 3,855 theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada and 4,527 venues internationally.

AMC Chairman and CEO Adam Aron said of Swift’s latest accomplishment: “On behalf of all of us at AMC Theatres, I send my congratulations and eternal gratitude to Taylor Swift for her remarkable and record-setting box office performance with ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour‘ concert film. Her spectacular performance delighted fans around the world and serves as another strong reminder about the power of extraordinary filmmaking and magic of movie theaters.”

Swift plans to resume her Eras Tour on Feb. 7 with a four-night stint at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. She’ll tour the world throughout the year, concluding the trek in Vancouver, BC in December.

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