There’s good news for the unlucky fans that couldn’t manage to get their hands on Taylor Swift concert tickets as a film depicting the gig opens in the UK tomorrow (13th October).
The singer has released this 2 hours and 48 minute extravaganza so that more of her fans will be able to join in on the fun with Swift saying: “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged.”
And for those Swifties (how her supporters are affectionately known) in America and Canada, the singer is releasing it a day early due to “unprecedented demand”.
The movie is set to show in over 100 countries in 8,500 cinemas with experts predicting that it will take in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.
Although it’s set to last nearly three hours, the film will actually be shorter than the live show itself which is more than three hours long, fuelling speculation that some songs have been cut from the big screen equivalent.
Cinemas in Glasgow have already reacted to the hype and the Odeon at the Quay is offering nine showings starting between 6pm and 11.15pm on release day.
Over £82 million has been earned in advanced ticket sales alone and according to Variety magazine, the addition of more showtimes is predicted to boost ticket sales by a further £41 million.
Pre-sales have made it the highest ever grossing concert film in history already beating Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never which made over £80 million.
An adult ticket will cost £19.89, and for a child, it will set you back £13.13.
The prices are significant for Swifties as 13 is Swift’s favourite number and at the end of the month, the Pennsylvania singer is bringing out a re-recording of her 1989 album.
Tomorrow’s release has caused a complete shift for the October film calendar with many studios being put off by the “swift effect”.
So much so, that four block buster movies have been scared by Swift pushing their release dates back – see 4 blockbusters that have had to move their release date because of Taylor Swift. – The Clyde Insider — to find out what these films are.
The Eras Tour comes to the UK in June 2024 kickstarting in Murrayfield, Edinburgh.
According to trade publication Pollstar the full run of The Eras Tour is predicted to make £1.1 billion. That money will come from: tickets, merchandise, and other revenue.
Watch the Taylor Swift: Eras Tour Concert Film trailer here: