Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour film, which hits theaters October 13, broke the box office record at AMC Theaters just hours after the box office was announced.
“The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electrifying experience of my life to date, and I’m thrilled to announce that it’s coming to the big screen soon,” Swift said in an interview tweet on Thursday morning when she announced the film and the opening of pre-sales.
The film sold $26 million in tickets in just three hours, breaking AMC Theaters’ record for single-day ticket sales, AMC Theaters said in a Friday statement press release.
The previous record was held by Spider-Man: No Way Home, which grossed $2.5016.9 million through one-day advance ticket sales ahead of release in 2021, CNN reported.
AMC Theaters did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for additional comment on the record-breaking sales.
AMC is acting as the film distributor for the concert film “Eras Tour,” which “marks the first step in a new line of business for AMC Entertainment,” as films are typically distributed from studios to theaters.
Due to the high demand for the concert film “Eras Tour,” AMC Theaters announced that it will be showing at least four times a day Thursday through Sunday in all locations in the United States. The film will also be shown in other cinemas such as Regal and Cinemax.
Swift’s upcoming film broke other records as well. Accordingly diversityThe Eras Tour film also broke ticketing service Fandango’s record for largest first-day ticket sales in 2023, ranking among major blockbusters such as Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
“Taylor Swift is giving cinema fans and the industry at large the ultimate gift by bringing the concert film ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ to the big screen,” said Jerramy Hainline, senior vice president at Fandango Ticketing, according to Variety.
Hainline continued, “Not only is Taylor Swift’s concert film the best first-day ticket seller of the year on Fandango, but the concert film plays the superhero she is and ranks among the best first-day ticket sellers of all time from franchises like Marvel, Star Wars, DC.” comics and more.”
The film, Eras Tour, captures Swift’s entire world tour for those who couldn’t be there in person or want to see her again on screen. Tickets for the film are $19.89 for adults and $13.13 for children — a nod to Swift’s 1989 album, due for re-release in October, and Swift’s lucky number, 13. Reuters reported.