Taylor Swift’s Eras Movie Scares Off ‘The Exorcist’
Ticket sales for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Film have set some impressive records in less than 24 hours since going on sale. Swift surprised her fans with the announcement that The Eras Tour Concert Film would be shown in North American theaters this fall. She shared her excitement on social media, stating, ” Starting Oct 13th you’ll be able to experience the concert film in theaters in North America!” She added, “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged 1, 2, 3 LGB!!!! (iykyk)”
AMC Entertainment reported that Thursday’s ticket sales for Swift’s film reached an impressive $26 million, setting a new record for the century-old company. The previous highest single-day ticket sales record was held by “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” with $16.9 million in sales.
CNBC reported that IMAX has already sold out over 250 screenings and is exceeding expectations in presales. The company told CNBC that it is achieving presale percentages comparable to those seen for blockbuster tentpole features.
Swift’s concert film documents her popular tour, which had been generating millions in revenue and was on track to break the historic $1 billion mark in sales earlier in the summer.
“The Exorcist” premiere date gets bumped
After Swift announced that her Eras Tour show was going to the big screen, a major movie decided to shake things up and change its premiere date.
The Exorcist: Believer, the next movie in The Exorcist franchise’s sequel trilogy, was supposed to be released on October 13th. But with Swift’s Eras Tour Film coming out that same day, they moved up the premiere by a whole week. Jason Blum, the founder of the indie horror production company Blumhouse, posted yesterday, “Look what you made me do.” And he wrapped it up with the amusing and spot-on hashtag: “#TaylorWins.”
Certainly, this move generated some hilarious responses. One person commented on the post with “I was digging #TheExorswift though,” with an “Exorswift” fan poster. Another chimed in with, “To all Swifties, let’s go watch both! ”
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