Taylor Swift's concert film, "The Eras Tour," made an astounding global box office debut, estimated to earn between $126 million and $130 million in its first weekend.
This remarkable success is even more impressive because the film was announced just six weeks before its release and had minimal marketing expenses.
"The Eras Tour," produced by Swift and distributed by AMC Theatres, generated around $31 million to $33 million from 94 international markets.
It secured the top spot in the United States with an estimated $95 million to $97 million in earnings, as well as in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Germany, and the Philippines.
While exact figures are yet to be confirmed, the film has already broken records as the biggest debut for a concert film, surpassing the previous record held by 2009's "Michael Jackson: This Is It," which earned $74.25 million.
Taylor Swift's immense talent and appeal have clearly resonated with audiences, and the film effectively captures her essence, making this her moment to shine, according to David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research.
Originally, "Eras Tour" was intended for a North American release, as Swift had already completed the first leg of her domestic tour.
However, strong advance ticket sales prompted a global release, and it will soon launch in several more territories, including Brazil, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with additional locations to be announced by AMC.
Elizabeth Frank, AMC Theatres' chief content officer, expressed gratitude to Taylor Swift for bringing the movie to theaters and noted the film's positive reception by fans.
She expects that "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" will continue to draw large audiences for weeks to come, with fans returning to watch it multiple times.
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