The film has earned more than $261.6 million globally, more than any concert film or documentary in history

AMC Theatres Distribution and AMC Entertainment, the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, is proud to announce that after an unprecedented domestic box office performance, and following a strong opening week in China, Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour concert film is officially the highest grossing film in box office history among concert films and documentary films. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour concert film is distributed by AMC Theatres Distribution, with sub-distribution partners: Alibaba Pictures in China, Cineplex in Canada, Cinepolis in Mexico and Latin America, Variance Films in the United States, and Trafalgar Releasing in the rest of the world.

The concert film, which already held the box office record for the highest-grossing concert film, earned $8.7 million in China this past week after opening on December 31st. Combined with its international and domestic performances, the film has now made $261.6 million globally. This passes the previous global box office record-holder for a documentary – Micahel Jackson’s This Is It – which earned $261.2 million globally after its release in 2009. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour concert film set the domestic and global record for a concert film on its opening weekend.

Swift bypassed major studios and worked directly with AMC for the theatrical release. It took less than 24 hours for the Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour to shatter AMC’s US record for the highest ticket sales revenue during a single day in AMC’s 103-year history. Advanced ticket sales were strong across the United States, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, and are particularly strong in premium large-screen formats like IMAX, Dolby Cinema, Prime at AMC, and other branded premium experiences.

The 53-date North American leg of the tour was attended by more than three million Taylor Swift fans. Not only did it shatter all concert sales records, but it also left tens of millions of adoring fans wanting more, either because they attended the concert and wanted to see it again, or after being unable to obtain tickets for sold out performance after sold out performance.

Last month, the pop star released an extended version to digital outlets featuring three additional songs not available in theaters.

The tour is expected to gross $2 million by the time it wraps with a second North American leg of 17 dates in November 2024. The trek makes Swift the highest-grossing female artist and The Eras Tour the largest-ever grossing tour in US history.