The telling sign that Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour concert film is coming to Australia in a matter of weeks
Taylor Swift this week announced that her Eras Tour concert film would drop in theaters in the U.S. in October.
And it appears the film will be coming to Australia at the same time, with fans discovering it listed on the Hoyts cinema app for an October 13 release date.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour can be found on the app under the ‘Coming Soon’ section, however no sessions times are currently available.
The description reads: ‘The cultural phenomenon continues on the big screen! Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film experience with a breathtaking, cinematic view of the history-making tour.’
Hoyts has not confirmed that the film will screen in October, news.com.au revealed on Sunday.
In America, pre-sale tickets for the film have been selling so fast that theatres have already added additional showtimes to meet the growing demand, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In fact, the frenetic pace now has insiders and industry experts predicting that the film could open to USD $100 million in ticket sales based on fans who have already bought their tickets ahead of time.
Citing other expert sources, THR article did not rule out the possibility that the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film could gross USD $150 million or more, and that’s just in the U.S. alone, against a budget said to be between USD $10-20 million.
Those kinds of numbers are bigger than many of the traditional films that are being released in recent years.
AMC, the company that won the rights to distribute the concert movie, reported that pre-sales brought in a staggering USD $26 million in the first 24 hours that tickets were made available.
Taylor announced a third Melbourne show at the MCG on February 18 next year and a fourth Sydney concert at Accor Stadium on February 26 as part of The Eras Tour.
She will become the first artist since Madonna to perform three consecutive concerts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when she takes the stage in February next year, and the first ever to play a fourth straight show at Sydney’s Accor Stadium.
The new gigs are in addition to the existing Melbourne concerts on February 16, 17 and 18 and Sydney shows on February 23, 24, 25 and 26.