Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated Eras Tour movie is scheduled to make its theater debut on Friday, Oct. 13, exclusively at AMC theaters. In true Swift fashion, she’s revolutionizing the industry – having struck an exclusive deal with AMC theaters for film distribution.
The Eras Tour film marks the first movie in history to be distributed through AMC theaters without a major film company like Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Walt Disney, or Paramount backing its production.
With Swift’s latest distribution deal, Swifties may be witnessing the dawn of a new era in the world of cinema. With the film almost here, some are probably wondering how long Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film will be showing in theaters. Let’s just say, if you want to see this movie in theaters, you should probably get your hands on some tickets ASAP.
The ‘Eras Tour’ Will Be playing in theaters for at least a few weeks
As Swifties eagerly prepare for the Eras Tour to hit the theaters, a prevailing question among audiences is whether or not screenings will follow standard film distribution at AMC Theatres. According to Insider, the Eras Tour is set to captivate audiences for at least four weeks.
Earlier this year, AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron collaborated with Swift’s family to establish an innovative partnership that allows the Eras Tour to be directly distributed through AMC Theatres. The deal is forecasted to provide a massive financial boost for AMC Theaters, with 43% of film profits going to AMC and 57% going to the Swift Family. AMC Theaters have struggled the past few years to profit after the COVID-19 pandemic, owing more than $4 billion dollars in debt. And some payouts have already been made.
The ‘eras tour’ movie has already set a new record
Anticipation is building for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film as it already shattered records in advance ticket sales. AMC recently announced that the concert movie has achieved the highest single-day advance sales revenue in the company’s 103-year history, surpassing even the 2021 blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Industry insiders are predicting a historic debut for the Era Tour film, with estimates exceeding $100 million in domestic earnings and an additional $50 million in international markets, resulting in a global opening of $150 million. This means that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film is expected to beat out Barbie (with $162 million in earnings) at the box office, but also Spider-Man: No Way Home (with $260 million in earnings) during its opening night.
It looks like Swift is on track to taking over the film industry and I’m not even mad about it.