Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour made a joyful sound at movie theaters this weekend, with big crowds and massive ticket sales.
The concert film debuted with sales between $95 million and $97 million, according to distributor AMC Entertainment. The final tally will be released Monday.
While Eras Tour fell short of the $100 million analysts had projected, it easily topped the competition this weekend to open in first place.
The film also became the highest-grossing concert movie in U.S. history, beating Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) at $73 million throughout its box office run and Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009) with $72 million, according to Box Office Mojo figures.
Audiences embraced the Taylor Swift movie, giving it a stellar “A+” CinemaScore.
The film played in 3,850 locations across the U.S. and Canada for a per theater average of $24,935, box office tracking company Comscore reported.
Swifties apparently couldn’t get enough of Taylor’s music because they filled theaters across North America.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the audience was overwhelmingly made up of young women. About 63 percent of those moviegoers were between ages 18 and 34. Thirty two percent were 25 and 34. Teenagers also filled theaters.
The movie was filmed during Swift’s North American stadium tour earlier this year. The singer-songwriter decided to bypass the Hollywood studios, and instead released the film in AMC Theatres.
“We are grateful to Taylor Swift for allowing us to make Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film accessible to millions of fans in movie theaters around the world. Her spectacular performance delighted fans, who dressed up and danced through the film,” AMC said in a statement.
The concert film surged past last week’s box office leader, The Exorcist: Believer, which took in $11 million Friday through Sunday for second place.
Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie was third with $7 million this weekend.
Saw X came in fourth place with $5.7 million in its third week, followed by The Creator in fifth place with $4.3 million in its third week.