Taylor Swift's Eras Tour movie may not have won the Golden Globe on Sunday night, but it has just set a major box office record. Yes, another one.
AMC, the movie's distributor, announced that Taylor Swift | THE ERAS TOUR is officially the highest-grossing film in box office history among concert films and documentary films. Thanks to its first-week earnings in China, where it opened on December 31, the film has now made $261.6 million globally. That means it's just squeaked by the previous record holder: Michael Jackson's film This Is It, which earned $261.2 million in 2009.
In a statement, Adam Aron, chairman & CEO of AMC Entertainment, said, “On behalf of all of us at AMC Theatres, I send my congratulations and eternal gratitude to Taylor Swift for her remarkable and record-setting box office performance."
In other Taylor news, while she went home empty-handed at the Golden Globes, she did cheer loudly for her good pal Emma Stone, whose film Poor Things won several awards, including a Best Actress trophy for Stone. When Emma was asked backstage how she felt about Taylor giving her a standing ovation, she cracked, "What an a******, am I right?"