Get ready to be enchanted, India, because Taylor Swift is about to take you on a whirlwind tour of her epic concerts like you’ve never experienced before. The global sensation has just announced that her Eras Tour concert film is set to hit theatres in India on November 3, 2023.
Swifties around the globe are in for a treat as the film, directed by Sam Wrench, gears up for a worldwide release on October 13. If you were unable to attend the pop sensation’s concerts in person, this film is a golden ticket to relive the magic of Taylor Swift’s record-breaking ‘Eras Tour’, which left an indelible mark on the music industry.
This tour was so monumental in the United States that it practically moonwalked the economy into a summer of prosperity. After a staggering five months and 53 electrifying shows, reports estimated that the tour generated an astounding $4.6 billion in US consumer spending.
Now, here’s where Taylor’s business acumen shines brighter than her stage presence. The Eras Tour movie was given the green light during the SAG-AFTRA strike in Hollywood. How did she manage this feat? Simple, she just agreed to actors’ demands—a move that major studios are still scratching their heads over. The result? An army of fans eager to catch it on the silver screen.
The movie is already being hailed as a blockbuster, with early projections suggesting it could rake in a staggering $100 million during its opening weekend. Move over, Spider-Man, there’s a new superhero in town.
But the surprises don’t stop there. In a break from Hollywood norms, a theatre chain is stepping into the limelight. AMC Theatres announced the movie in early September and is not just screening it but also acting as the concert film’s distributor. The hype around the film is so real that it shattered records by selling $26 million in tickets in a single day, surpassing even Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home by a cool $10 million. Looks like Swifties are not to be underestimated.
The film will be gracing screens in over 100 countries worldwide on October 13, the same day it premieres in North America. Tickets for most of these countries are already on sale, so it’s time to grab yours and join the party.
AMC, taking on the role of a global distributor for the first time, is set to make this rollout an unforgettable experience. It’s even playing at every Odeon venue in Europe and is actively working to ink deals with additional cinema operators worldwide. With bookings still underway, the number of theatres playing the film is expected to surpass a staggering 7,500.
Swift fans in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are in for a real treat, as the North American rollout now spans over 4,000 theatres. And in case you were wondering, the film is hitting screens well before the overseas leg of Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’.
If it does surpass the estimated $100 million in its opening weekend, it will join the elite club of films that achieved this milestone in 2023, including Barbie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Clearly, T-Swift is giving Hollywood a run for its money.
Now, let’s talk about the film itself. With a run-time of two hours and 45 minutes, the movie is actually shorter than the nightly three-hour-plus live shows Taylor Swift helms. However, no songs have been cut from the setlist. Even some of the mysterious “secret songs” from her wild card slot in the shows will be a part of the movie. However, although we’ll have to wait to find out which of them made the cut. Director Sam Wrench following Taylor through the first half of her six-night run at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this August.
But here’s the best part: traditional theatre decorum is out the window. Taylor Swift herself has made it clear that concert etiquette is the norm. So, come in your finest Eras attire, bring your friendship bracelets and don’t be shy to sing and dance along—it’s encouraged!
The Eras Tour movie comes just in time to generate the momentum for the release of her upcoming album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), which drops on October 27, 2023.