Swifties Rejoice: “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” Opening a Day Early
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is heading for a record global opening, with forecasters saying it will become a record-smashing debut for a concert film as it eyes $150 million to $200 million. What every Swiftie fan (and their parents) will be happy to hear is the film is also opening a day early. Swift herself announced that early screenings for the film will be held on Thursday in North America, most likely at 6 p.m., as well as during the day on Friday. Additional showtimes have been added throughout the weekend. Tickets are currently on sale.
This is a full day earlier than the original release schedule, which slated The Eras Tour for a Friday, 6 p.m. screening time in theaters across the globe. Such is the gravitational pull of Swift that demand for a ticket has been through the roof. For everyone who couldn’t catch a stop during The Eras Tour or couldn’t afford a ticket, this concert film is the next best thing.
Swift revealed the news on Instagram:
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Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour documents her historic tour in pointillist fashion, running a meaty two hours and 48 minutes, giving her legion of Swifties the kind of backstage access most could only dream of. AMC is distributing the movie, and as of now, it will run from Thursday through Sunday and play for four weekends in over 8,000 theaters worldwide.
“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,” Swift wrote in her Instagram post. “And the best part is, it’s an adventure we’re still on together.”
At the world premiere at The Grove in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, Swift said of her fans, “The fact that this tour was such a grand adventure has everything to do with the ways in which you cared about this tour and about these shows.”
The stars were out in force at Swift’s premiere, including Beyoncé (who has her own concert film, Renaissance, coming to theaters this December), who posed with Smith on the red carpet. Rachel Zegler, Simu Liu, Julia Garner, Adam Sandler, Mariska Hargitay, and more were on hand.
Swift also told fans ahead of the screening that they were a crucial part of her film. “I think that you’ll see that you’re absolutely a main character in the film because it was your magic and your attention to detail and your sense of humor and the ways that you lean into what I’m doing and the music I create.”
Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 11: Taylor Swift attends “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” Concert Movie World Premiere at AMC The Grove 14 on October 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)