Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour Box Office Collection
Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ concert film has created waves at the worldwide box office, proving to be a significant financial success. While it started with a bang, there’s a looming question of whether it can surpass Michael Jackson’s iconic ‘This Is It’ to claim the top spot among concert films.
A Record-Breaking Journey
Directed by Sam Wrench, ‘The Eras Tour’ captures Taylor Swift’s electrifying performances from her tour. It’s a delight for her fans who missed the live concerts. The film’s demand among ‘swifties’ was evident as pre-sales numbers soared. Upon its official release, it delivered astounding opening weekend numbers.
The Theatrical Run
Notably, ‘The Eras Tour’ is only screened in theaters on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Initially planned for a four-week run, there are indications that it might continue for a few more weeks. Despite its impressive journey, it might fall short of achieving the heights of Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It.’
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Box Office Numbers
As of now, ‘The Eras Tour’ has raked in $203.37 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Following the blockbuster opening weekend, the film’s pace has slowed down, and with significant releases like ‘The Marvels’ hitting theaters, it’s likely to face further challenges, particularly in North America.
The film is set to release in more markets, including India, on November 3, which could contribute more to its collection. Yet, predicting the final box office figure remains a challenging task.
The ‘Michael Jackson’ Benchmark
In 2009, ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ grossed $261 million worldwide. ‘The Eras Tour’ is now $57.63 million away from this milestone, a daunting task at this point.
The Highest-Grossing Concert Films of All Time
Let’s take a look at the highest-grossing concert films to put the performance of ‘The Eras Tour’ in perspective:
|Concert Film||Release Year||Worldwide Gross (in million dollars)|
|Michael Jackson’s This Is It||2009||261|
|Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (still running)||2023||203.37|
|Justin Bieber: Never Say Never||2011||99|
|Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert||2008||70.6|
|One Direction: This Is Us||2013||68.5|
|Katy Perry: Part of Me||2012||32.7|
|BTS Permission to Dance on Stage: Seoul||2022||32.6|
|Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience||2009||30.4|
|Madonna: Truth Or Dare||1991||29|
(Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources and have not been independently verified)
The question remains whether ‘The Eras Tour’ will conquer the top spot or stand as a remarkable achievement in concert film history. Only time will tell.