Taylor Swift delighted her fans with a surprise release of “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” in cinemas nationwide a day earlier than originally planned. The film has been receiving positive reviews from critics, living up to the excitement surrounding the actual concert.
Variety reported that “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” earned an impressive $2.8 million in Thursday previews from 2,700 theaters in the United States alone, without including international screenings in the numbers.
The film was initially scheduled for release on Friday, but Swift announced hours before her Los Angeles premiere at The Grove that it would be available on Thursday night. Projections suggest that the film may generate between $100 million and $125 million during its opening weekend.
The early previews were shown in 2,700 theaters across the United States, but it was set to expand to a total of 3,850 theaters in the country on Friday. Moreover, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” will be screened in 4,150 theaters worldwide in over 90 countries, which could potentially boost total sales from $30 million to $50 million, leading to a global debut of $150 million to $175 million.
The film has received a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and while it has garnered positive reviews, some critics have noted that a few song selections felt a bit odd, likely due to time constraints for theatrical releases.