Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film had sold more than $100 million in advance tickets globally as of today, according to AMC Theatres Distribution and AMC Entertainment as the film is set to opens at close to 8,500 theatres across 100 countries in a week.
Audience demand “has been incredible” across the U.S., AMC said, “from the largest cities to the smallest towns,” dominating arge screen formats. The Sam Wrench-directed movie of the blockbuster tour opens October 13 at 6 p.m. local time. AMC has said that the most anticipated movie on the fall theatrical release calendar will be holding a world premiere event October 11 in Los Angeles. Deadline had reported in late Sept. that Eras Tour hit tracking with a $100M-$125M opening-weekend outlook.
The film received a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement so that the 12-time Grammy winner can promote the movie. Swift is on a break from her Eras Tour and won’t resume live shows until November 9 in Buenos Aires.
Concert films look to be making a comeback at the box office. The Talking Heads reunion out of TIFF for A24’s 40th anniversary of Stop Making Sense minted more than $640,000 at 165 Imax locations, making it the biggest live event ever for the large-format exhibitor. That 1984 Jonathan Demme-directed concert pic is opening in 300 Imax auditoriums this weekend, with word that many showtimes already are selling out.
Sub-distribution partners Variance Films is handling the release in the U.S., Cineplex in Canada, Cinepolis in Mexico and Central America, and Trafalgar Releasing outside of North America.
More to come….