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Taylor Swift is about to surpass Michael Jackson thanks to her documentary film

The Eras Tour keeps breaking new records.

Taylor Swift is about to surpass Michael Jackson thanks to her documentary film
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

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Taylor Swift is the reigning pop star. Neither Shakira nor Rosalía can come close to what the Pennsylvania artist generates worldwide. Not everyone can boast of filling concerts and breaking records of all kinds in cinemas. Currently, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” Swift’s concert film, has made it into the top 20 most-watched movies globally, marking the best debut for a film of this style in history.

However, there’s still one more record to surpass: the most-watched concert film in history. Naturally, this record is held by Michael Jackson with “This Is It,” the 2009 film released shortly after the idol’s death. But will Taylor Swift be able to surpass the greatest pop icon in history?

Taylor Swift vs Michael Jackson

According to Variety, The Eras Tour has just surpassed the $250 million mark worldwide, with $178.2 million of that directly from the United States. This places the film just 11 million behind “This Is It,” which reached $261 million during its release.

It’s anticipated that, if everything continues as planned, Taylor Swift’s film will reach that figure in the next two weeks. This would surpass the movie directed by Kenny Ortega (also known for directing High School Musical) and would clearly establish, if we hadn’t already noticed, that we have a new queen of pop in the world.

As explained in the film’s own synopsis, The Eras Tour brings to the big screen “the current cultural phenomenon”: “Immerse yourself in this cinematic experience of this once-in-a-lifetime concert. You’ll get to enjoy it with a breathtaking view of the historic tour from the big screen. Taylor Swift Eras attire and your friendship bracelets are recommended!”

Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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