It’s official. “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert movie is the highest-grossing film in history among concert and documentary films earning over $261.6 million at the global box office.
This recognition comes on the heels of the movie’s cinema release in China last December 31 which has so far grossed over $8.7 million. The Eras Tour concert film now exceeds the $261.2 million global sales revenue of the previous record holder, Michael Jackson’s This Is It documentary film in 2009.
AMC Theatres, the distribution partner of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film, has issued a press release to announce this accomplishment as well as express their pride and unending gratitude to the pop superstar.
“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,” said AMC Entertainment Chairman and CEO Adam Aron in a statement. “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.”.
The Eras Tour film started its record-breaking streak when it amassed $26 million in advance ticket sales the day it was announced on August 31. Less than three hours after tickets went on sale, it toppled the record holder, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which had $16.9 million in single-day ticket sales in 2021.
The film also logged a record-breaking feat during its opening weekend in October earning a staggering $123.5 million in global ticket sales ($92.8 million in North America and $30.7 million internationally). The Eras Tour film surpassed Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never’s $73 million opening weekend sales in 2011.
The Eras Tour concert film is also the widest-released concert film in history, opening in 3,850 theaters in the US.
The film may have ended its theatrical run in North America, but fans across the world still can’t get enough of it. It’s still available for rent on digital streaming sites such as Google Play, YouTubeTV, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV.
Taylor Swift shows no signs of stopping. She still has The Eras Tour across continents with schedules on February 7-10 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. It will head to Melbourne, Australia on February 16, then to the National Stadium in Singapore on March 2-4, 7-9 for its Asia Pacific leg. The European leg of the Eras Tour will start in Paris, France on May 9-12, and will have stops in other European cities before concluding its shows in London on August 15-17. The tour will then circle back to North America and Canada thereafter.
Taylor Swift’s magic is far from ending, and the success of Eras Tour Concert Film has been just one of the many fears that prove it.