Taylor Swift Announces Eras Tour Concert Film, But There’s A Catch | HuffPost UK Entertainment
The concert film of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” is set to release in movie theaters on October 13th. Originally scheduled for the same day, the release of the next installment of “The Exorcist” horror franchise, titled “The Exorcist: Believer,” was moved by Universal to October 6th, shortly after Swift’s announcement. This avoided a potential clash between the two releases, a scenario previously seen with the simultaneous releases of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” by different studios.
The anticipation for a double-feature cultural event, similar to the aforementioned releases, was building as the #Exorswift hashtag gained traction, suggesting a unique combination of genres. However, this idea was playfully acknowledged by Jason Blum, head of Blumhouse, the studio behind the new horror flick, who later expressed support for Swift with the hashtag #TaylorWins.
Swift’s concert film captures the successful Eras Tour, which had been generating significant revenue and was on track to achieve record-breaking sales. The film will be shown at major theater chains across North America until November 5th, aiming to provide fans who couldn’t attend the live concerts a chance to experience the event on the big screen.
The release of Swift’s concert film comes amidst labor strikes and changes in the film industry, including the departure of certain movies from the 2023 film slate. Swift’s immense popularity is expected to drive substantial attendance, potentially exceeding $100 million in its opening weekend. On the other hand, “The Exorcist: Believer” is projected to earn between $10 million and $20 million during its adjusted opening weekend.
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