Swifties of the world unite!
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the concert film of Taylor Swift’s phenomenally successful world tour, is set to roll out in theaters worldwide. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the film is set to hit cinemas in more than 100 countries, starting with most countries on Oct. 13.
“The tour isn’t the only thing we’re taking worldwide,” Swift wrote on Instagram. “Been so excited to tell you all that The Eras Tour concert film is now officially coming to theaters WORLDWIDE on Oct 13!”
Tickets for international locations outside North America will go on sale for most participating locations beginning Sept. 26.
AMC Theatres, which is releasing Eras Tour in the U.S., is handling the international distribution of the film. AMC and its partners are working to reach agreements with movie theater operators representing more than 7,500 cinemas globally.
Eras Tour is already scheduled to play in more than 4,000 movie theaters in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. AMC has confirmed that in Europe, the film will play at every Odeon Cinemas location. More details on locations will be released in due course.
Early North American box office tracking data for Eras Tour suggests the movie will open to a massive $75 million, with some more bullish analysts believing the opening weekend numbers could cross $100 million with an upper ceiling of $125 million.
With a global rollout set on top of the early North American tracking data, Eras Tour has a solid chance of obliterating all box office records for concert films. Even without the international markets, Swift’s movie was on track to become the top-grossing concert film of all time in its first weekend. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) currently holds the record domestically with a lifetime total of $73 million, not adjusted for inflation. It earned another $26 million overseas for a global total of $99 million.
In 2009, Michael Jackson’s posthumous documentary/concert film This Is It earned $72.1 million in North America and $181.9 million globally.