According to Comscore, Trafalgar Releasing's concert film "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" debuted at No. 1 with £5.7 million ($6.9 million) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The film has now surpassed National Theatre Live's filmed drama "Prima Facie," starring Jodie Comer, as the territory's highest grossing event cinema release, earning £5.5 million in 2022.
Swifties will now try to outperform "Michael Jackson: This Is It" (2009) and become the highest-grossing concert film in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Tim Richards, founder and CEO of cinema chain Vue International, stated, "We saw an incredible response from Swifties across the U.K. and Ireland
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."
"With £3.3 million, Paramount's "Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie" debuted in second place. Universal's "The Exorcist: Believer"
grossed £1 million in its second weekend for a total of £3.4 million. "Sumotherhood," another Paramount release, debuted in fourth place with £746,714.
Disney's "The Creator" rounded out the top five in its third weekend with £643,002, bringing its total to £5.3 million.