Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour Box Office Collection: The Battle for the Top Spot in Concert Film History

Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour Box Office Collection
Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour Box Office Collection: The Battle for the Top Spot in Concert Film History 2

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 FilmRelease YearWorldwide Gross (in million dollars)
Michael Jackson’s This Is It2009261
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (still running)2023203.37
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never201199
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert200870.6
One Direction: This Is Us201368.5
Katy Perry: Part of Me201232.7
BTS Permission to Dance on Stage: Seoul202232.6
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience200930.4
Madonna: Truth Or Dare199129
U2 3D200826.2

(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.

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