Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour is set to be one of the biggest openings for a concert film ever. Despite the limited showings and no Thursday preview screenings, this news has been dropping. But now it appears that Taylor Swift fans will get a chance to see the film earlier than expected.
An Early Debut For The Eras Tour
The Taylor Swift Eras Tour movie will now premiere for early preview screenings on Thursday, October 12th. This is a common strategy for most big films that seek an early opening. The previews, however, were not intended for Taylor Swift’s concert movie, as the first showings were intended for Friday, October 13th, at 6 p.m.
The initial reason why Taylor Swift wanted the Eras Tour film specifically to open on October 13th was that it was her lucky number day. It looks like Swifties may get a chance to celebrate earlier than expected. This shifting to previews bodes well not just for fans seeking to see the concert film early but for theaters seeking to sell more tickets.
When Did This Happen?
The news of the Thursday previews dropped soon after Taylor Swift attended the world premiere of The Eras Tour at The Grove in Los Angeles. Soon after the event, Taylor Swift made this post on Instagram (via Deadline): “Andddd I can’t really wrap my head around this but…. Look what you genuinely made me do: Due to unprecedented demand we’re opening up early access showings of The Eras Tour Concert Film on THURSDAY in America and Canada!! As in… TOMORROW.”
But it gets even better. Her post continued: “We’re also adding additional showtimes Friday and throughout the weekend. All tickets will be available by 10am tomorrow morning. And it’ll be showing starting Friday in 90 countries all over the world. I can’t thank you enough for wanting to see this film that so vividly captures my favorite adventure I’ve ever been a part of: The Eras Tour. And the best part is, it’s an adventure we’re still on together. Getting in the car now…”
As Taylor Swift noted in her post, her concert film will be a high-demand film upon its opening weekend. AMC has reported record presale tickets, and The Eras Tour is expected to make $100 million domestically for the upcoming weekend. Worldwide, the film is expected to make $150 million.
The amount of sold-out showings for the film is some of the highest percentages ever seen by theaters. Thus, theaters are trying to add as many showtimes as possible to accommodate this cinema event’s popularity. And they’ll need all the screens they can get as the film runs 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Will The Eras Tour Be The Biggest Film of 2023?
Plenty of hype surrounds The Eras Tour to make Taylor Swift’s movie one of the biggest box office grosses of the year. The film to beat this year is Barbie, which has already made $1.4 billion. While it’s not impossible for The Eras Tour to make a billion, it will ultimately depend on how long the film lasts into November and December.
So, we’ll have to wait and see how The Eras Tour performs when Taylor Swift hits the big screen on October 12th for the preview screenings. Tickets will go on sale for the preview screening on Thursday at 10 a.m.
- Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour will have early Thursday preview screenings.
- Taylor Swift announced the additional showings on her Instagram.
- The high rate of demand for tickets has led to Thursday previews.
- The Thursday preview ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
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