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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert film celebrates stellar opening weekend

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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert film has opened atop the British Box Office and repeated this success in European countries such as Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. 

The film hit cinemas in the UK on Friday, October 13, to match Swift’s lucky number, while in the US, it was released one day early due to unprecedented demand and as a surprise from the singer to her fans.

As reported by Deadline, Vue Cinemas founder and chief executive Tim Richards said: “Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour … absolutely smashed the previous Event Cinema pre-sales record by more than £1m (€1.1m/$1.2m) of box office. We saw an incredible response from Swifties across the UKI who dressed up, sang along and danced away with fellow fans, with sell out sessions despite scheduling an unprecedented number of shows so no one missed out.”

In the US, estimates of between $95m and $97m were taken over the opening weekend, according to film distributor AMC Theatres.

Internationally, the Eras Tour concert film – which was shot across three concerts at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium – brought in $31m to $33m, with the total across all markets reaching between $126m and $130m.

AMC Theatres revealed earlier this month that the film had racked up more than $100m worth of advance ticket sales.

The film offers fans that may not have successfully landed tickets to the real thing the chance to witness the tour.