- Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour makes $128 million on opening weekend, reaching No.1 spot globally at the box office.
- The film scored $96 million in the United States during its opening weekend and $32 million internationally.
- Despite the film’s strong performance, it is not expected to surpass Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie’s box office numbers.
Taylor Swift has successfully outperformed her competition, with her movie Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour grossing an impressive $128 million globally during its opening weekend and claiming the top spot at the box office. As the $100 million presales indicated, the concert film directed by Sam Wrench garnered significant interest throughout the world.
AMC Theatres distributed the film, which collected $2.8 million from Thursday previews in the US and went on to make $96 million during the Friday the 13th weekend. According to The Numbers, the film performed marginally better, grossing $97 million. The only potentially negative aspect of its opening was that it did not surpass the $100 million mark in the US.
International box office earnings made up the difference, with the film raking in an additional $32 million overseas. Although The Eras Tour did not have the same success in other regions, the total still amounted to a substantial $128 million.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour showed great success at the worldwide box office, but its impact did not quite measure up to Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, which made a staggering $162 million during its opening weekend in the US alone and currently has a worldwide total of $1.44 billion. It is unlikely that The Eras Tour will catch up to Barbie’s impressive numbers, especially considering that the concert film will only be in theaters for four weekends, wrapping up on November 5, and playing only on Thursdays through Sundays.
Other films that performed well over the weekend in the US included The Exorcist: Believer with $11 million, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie with $7 million, Saw X with $5.7 million, and The Creator with $4.3 million. Lastly, the 30th-anniversary screenings of Hocus Pocus took advantage of the spooky season, earning an extra $896,000, bringing its re-release total to $3.3 million.