Pop culture icon Taylor Swift is soon to hit the big screens with ‘The Eras Tour’ concert movie, set to release on October 13. Swift’s army of fervent fans are raving with anticipation, sparking ticket frenzy. The film will be available in theaters for a short period, making it a hot ticket for fans eager to enjoy the concert experience in a new way.
‘The Eras Tour’ Movie: Setting New Records
Swift’s movie has already shattered several records, exceeding the pre-sale numbers of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ at AMC Theaters and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ at Cinepolis Mexico. Current projections suggest that the film may bring in around $70 million during its opening weekend, a figure possibly set to rise as ticket sales continue to increase. This could provide a significant boost for the box office, which has been enjoying a successful summer season. However, the response from Swift’s devoted fans might bring challenges as well.
A recent TikTok video from user 0pen_d00rs, a movie theater employee, appeals to the ‘Swifties’ to exercise good judgment during screenings. The video reminds viewers that while singing along to Swift’s hits is expected, they should refrain from shouting the lyrics, particularly when in a quieter audience.
@0pen_d00rs_ a quick Eras Tour movie PSA from a cinema employee #taylorswift #erastourtaylorswift ♬ original sound – 🌷Jade Davina🌷
Competing Films: Change in Release Dates
The remarkable ticket demand for ‘The Eras Tour’ movie has also impacted other films. Social media platforms were teeming with fans joking about enjoying a double feature with ‘The Exorcist: Believer,’ which was initially slated for the same release date as Swift’s film. However, Universal Pictures, assessing the competition, opted to bring forward the release date of the David Gordon Green film to October 6.
The sequel to the famous horror franchise, ‘The Exorcist: Believer,’ focuses on the disturbing saga of a young girl possessed by a dark, potent entity, forcing her parents to seek help from someone with a similar past experience. The film witnesses the return of Ellen Burstyn, reprising her role as Chris MacNeil from the original movie.
Adding to the list, Meg Ryan’s much-anticipated romantic comedy, ‘What Happens Later,’ also postponed its release from October 13 to November 3. The movie, marking Ryan’s return to her well-loved genre after a long break, depicts the reunion of ex-lovers Bill and Willa. They find themselves stuck at an airport due to a snowstorm, leading to a night filled with nostalgia and poignant reminders of their past conflicts.
Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla,’ lauded at the Venice International Film Festival, also decided to move its release from October 27 to November 3. This well-received film further highlights the significant impact made by Swift’s movie on the film landscape this fall.
Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ movie is evidently setting high benchmarks while generating challenges and opportunities for the theater industry as they navigate the fervor of her enormously dedicated fan base.