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Top-Grossing Domestic Concert Film: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

In the highly anticipated release of Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour concert film, box office analysts turned Swifties found their predictions met with success. While the film fell just shy of the $100 million milestone, it still raked in an impressive $95 million in domestic ticket sales, making it the highest-grossing concert film debut in history. The film’s wide release in over 3,850 locations contributed to its blockbuster-level success, surpassing records set by concert films from artists like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

Despite initial forecasts ranging from $40 million to $60 million on Friday and a potential opening weekend draw of $150 million, the film exceeded expectations and became the sixth or seventh-highest opening of 2023. The official tally on Monday will reveal if it secured the highest opening of October and how it compares to other releases.

Swift’s Eras Tour film not only shattered records but also demonstrated the unique nature of its release, with a massive outpouring of interest contributing to some overblown expectations. A significant 60% of tickets for the weekend were bought in advance, showcasing the enthusiasm of Swift’s fanbase. While international box office figures were not immediately available, the film’s solid domestic opening set high expectations for its global performance.

The film’s success is expected to continue in the coming days and weeks, with reports of a spectacular in-theater experience boding well for its long-term playability. Swift’s Eras Tour film is poised to easily surpass the $100 million mark in the domestic market, solidifying its place as a monumental box office achievement.

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