Taylor Swift fans in the US and Canada are in for a treat as the pop superstar announced that her Eras Tour concert film will be available in theaters a day earlier than planned. The film, which documents Swift’s record-breaking tour that spanned six continents and featured songs from all nine of her studio albums, will now open on Thursday, October 12, 2023, instead of Friday, October 13.
Swift made the announcement on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday, citing “unprecedented demand” from her loyal followers. “Look what you genuinely made me do,” she wrote, referencing one of her hit songs. “Due to unprecedented demand we’re opening up early access showings of The Eras Tour Concert Film on Thursday in America and Canada. We’re also adding additional showtimes Friday and throughout the weekend.”
The Eras Tour film, directed by Sam Wrench and produced by Swift herself, is expected to be a box office smash, with some analysts predicting it could surpass $150 million in its opening weekend. The film has already broken a record for AMC Theatres, the official distributor of the film, as it sold more than $100 million worth of advance tickets globally. The film will also be released in more than 100 countries from October 13.
The film captures the spectacle and emotion of Swift’s tour, which was praised by critics and fans alike for its production value, musical diversity, and fan service. The tour featured 44 songs from Swift’s extensive catalog, ranging from her country-pop debut album Taylor Swift to her surprise indie-folk releases Folklore and Evermore. The film also includes behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and special guests.
However, not every song from the tour made it to the film, as the running time was cut down to two hours and 45 minutes. Some of the songs that were omitted include “You Belong With Me”, “Blank Space”, “Lover”, and “Exile”. Swift explained that she had to make some tough choices to create a cohesive narrative for the film.
The Eras Tour film is the latest example of Swift’s financial and economic prowess, as she continues to dominate the music industry with her sales, streams, awards, and fan base. The film also follows a trend of concert films being released directly to theaters by popular artists, such as Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour film, which will also be distributed by AMC Theatres later this year.
Swift fans who want to catch the film on the big screen can visit the official website to find showtimes and buy tickets. The film is rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content.