The excitement among Swifties is palpable as Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated concert film, “Taylor: Swift The Eras Tour,” is set to stream on Disney starting March 15, 2024. The bidding war for digital rights was undoubtedly intense, with Disney emerging victorious. But what exactly did Disney pay to secure these rights? Let’s delve into the details!
The Eras Tour film captures Swift’s electrifying 2023-24 concert journey across five continents. While an online version is available for rent on digital platforms, Disney’s acquisition includes an additional five songs, adding more value to the viewing experience. Notably, Netflix and Universal were also contenders in this fierce bidding war.
“The Eras Tour” shattered records upon its theatrical release on October 13, 2023, becoming the highest-grossing concert film of all time, surpassing iconic predecessors like “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “One Direction: This Is Us.” Its global box office earnings totaled a staggering $261.6 million.
So, how much did Disney shell out for these coveted digital rights? According to a report by Puck News, Disney paid Taylor Swift a whopping $75 million, equivalent to approximately 28% of the film’s worldwide box office collections. Such a hefty investment underscores the confidence Disney has in Swift’s star power and the lucrative returns expected from streaming the concert film.
Intriguingly, there’s buzz about Taylor Swift potentially making her directorial debut for the Disney film, despite Sam Wrench having directed the original. With Swift’s extensive experience directing her music videos, fans are eager to witness her creative prowess behind the camera.
Amidst all this excitement, fans worldwide are also speculating whether Taylor Swift will attend Super Bowl 2024, especially considering she kicked off her 2024 tour leg in Tokyo, Japan. With the Super Bowl scheduled in Las Vegas this year, fans are curious if Swift will be able to support her beau, Travis Kelce, who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.
In response to fan inquiries, the Japanese embassy issued a statement assuring fans that they would facilitate Swift’s timely arrival for the game after her performance wraps up. The anticipation surrounding both Swift’s directorial debut and her potential Super Bowl appearance only adds to the excitement surrounding the multifaceted artist’s endeavors.
As March 15 approaches, Swifties eagerly await the chance to relive the magic of “Taylor: Swift The Eras Tour” from the comfort of their homes, thanks to Disney’s strategic acquisition of digital rights. It’s poised to be an unforgettable experience that further cements Taylor Swift’s status as a global icon in the music industry.