Highest-grossing concert or performance film at the global box office
Who
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
What
246,365,022 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable ()
When

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (USA, 2023), a self-produced “cinematic rendering” of the singer’s record-shattering 2023–24 world tour, had accumulated a global box-office gross of $246,365,022 (£196,892,462) as of 23 November 2023, according to The Numbers. Distributed by US movie-theatre chains AMC Theatres and Cinemark Theatres both domestically and worldwide, from Australia to Zambia, the film enjoyed total pre-sales of more than $100 million (£81.57 million) and an opening weekend (13–15 October) gross of $92,804,678 (£76.38 million) from screenings at 3,855 cinemas across the US and Canada and 4,527 internationally.


On 20 October 2023, having taken $109,202,466 (£89,969,837) just five days into an unconventional Thursday–Sunday screening cycle following its release on 13 October, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour had beaten the worldwide box-office grosses of every other concert/performance film that had gone before it.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (USA, 2011; $99,034,125, or £79,147,082), Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (USA, 2008; $70,712,099, or £56,512,402) and One Direction: This Is Us (USA, 2013; $68,233,799, or £54,531,770) were the second-, third- and fourth-highest-grossing concert/performance movies globally, as of 23 November 2023, with films starring Katy Perry, BTS, Jonas Brothers, Madonna, U2 and the Glee Cast ranking in the genre’s all-time top 20.

The Eras Tour had grossed $175,674,886 (£140,397,612) domestically and $70,690,136 (£56,494,850) outside the US and Canada, as of 23 November 2023.

The documentary film Michael Jackson: This Is It (USA, 2009), detailing rehearsals for the singer’s O2 Arena comeback concerts that never happened owing to his death on 25 June 2009, had grossed $252,091,016 (£201,468,619) worldwide – slightly more than The Eras Tour – as of 23 November 2023. The Numbers does not, however, consider This Is It as a concert/performance film and it is therefore excluded from that genre’s rankings, topped by Swift.