Taylor Swift continues to excite fans with new movie

Over the past few months, Taylor Swift’s name has been almost impossible to escape, and for very good reason. In March of 2023, Swift embarked on her record-breaking Eras Tour — spanning over 20 US cities over the summer and over 20 international dates through the end of the year and into 2024.  

After completing her first US leg in August, Swift announced that she would be releasing a concert film of the Eras Tour, shot at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on the last stop of the tour. On top of breaking records as potentially one of the highest grossing tours of all time, Swift is projected to break box office records with the “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert film.

From the moment Swift announced the Eras Tour, it has created a social media frenzy. On the first day of ticket sales, the Eras Tour broke the record for the number of tickets sold in one day on Ticketmaster of all time, selling over 2.4 million tickets during the presale.

The Eras Tour has grossed $780 million. Featured photos courtesy @taylorswift13, X

It is projected that with the upcoming international dates, the Eras Tour could reach over $1 billion in revenue. This would surpass the current record for highest grossing tour, held by Elton John’s farewell tour of $939 million. Not only has the Eras Tour produced a massive revenue based solely on ticket sales, it is also reported that Swift’s stops at each city have contributed over $5 billion in consumer spending across the country.

The Eras Tour film has also been making massive headway in its opening weekend in theaters. The film made $39 million on its opening day alone, in theaters across North America. This has given the film the prestigious position of second biggest opening day in October ever, following closely behind “Joker” which made $39.3 million on its opening day in 2019. Predictions for opening weekend of the film reach up to $100 million, and is likely to become one of the highest grossing opening weekends of this year among “Ant-Man 3,” “Little Mermaid” and “Oppenheimer.”

The Eras Tour famously spans over three and a half hours, packed with songs from each of her albums, paired with intricate choreography and background dancers that nearly steal the show. The Eras Tour concert film captures the energy inside the stadium at the concert perfectly. The excitement of over 70,000 fans having the best night of their lives is palpable, and their screams reverberate throughout the theater. 

The film includes almost all of the 44 songs Swift performs each night, with some notable cuts, much to the chagrin of devoted fans. Among the songs removed from the film were, “The Archer” from the “Lover” album, “Cardigan” from “folklore,” “Wildest Dreams” off of “1989” and “Long Live” from “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” Additionally, “Nothing New” performed with Phoebe Bridgers during her time as one of openers, and “no body, no crime” featuring Haim during their appearances. 

The film gives an up close look at Swift as she performs each of the songs and makes her way across the expanse of the stage alongside her background dancers with her impressive feats of choreography. The film highlights Swift’s talents in every way — namely her stunning vocals — but also her quick costume changes and most shocking of all, how she possibly is able to do all of that choreography in heels. 

Swift’s energy is unwavering throughout her entire set, and she genuinely looks like she is having the time of her life alongside all of her dedicated and loving fans who fought through the treacherous Ticketmaster presale to be there. All things considered, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert film could not have captured Taylor Swift and her historical Eras Tour better, and was truly a 5 star watch for fans and casual listeners alike. 


5/5 stars



Featured photo courtesy of @taylorswift13, X