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The Taylor Swift Concert film Surpasses US Presale Records

The Taylor Swift Concert film Surpasses US Presale Records

On Thursday, Taylor Swift’s Eras tour concert film sold more than double the number of advance tickets (at $26 million) that Spider-Man: No Way Home had sold (at $16.9 million). Including the tickets sold by AMC, Regal, and Cinemark, Swift’s total pre-sale gross is $37 million, which is more than the first-day presales of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The release plan for the fall has been disrupted by Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which begins on October 13 and will run for four weekends. According to Deadline, the opening weekend is expected to bring in $70 million. The Exorcist: Believer, a horror sequel, will suddenly open in theatres on October 6th, a week earlier than its previously announced release date of October 13th. “Now see what you’ve done to me. Producer Jason Blum announced the new release date for The Exorcist: Believer on Thursday through X (previously Twitter) with the hashtag #TaylorWins. Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr., and Ann Dowd are among the film’s stars.

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The concert film, which documents Swift’s billion-dollar, career-spanning, cultural-moment tour, has disrupted the October release schedule, including the premiere of Apple and Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon on October 20. The Eras Tour and Killers of the Flower Moon, both directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone, will compete for screening times despite targeting distinct audiences.

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According to Billboard, the 33-year-old pop diva, who is a Sag-Aftra member, was given a union waiver to film during the strikes. helmed by Sam Wrench (who has helmed concert specials for Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Brandi Carlile), the two-hour-and-fifteen-minute concert video was filmed over three nights in August at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, where Swift closed the 52-date American leg of her tour.

With an estimated $70 million in its first weekend, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is on track to become the highest-grossing concert film of all time, surpassing the openings of Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert ($31 million in 2008), Michael Jackson: This Is It ($23.2 million in 2009), and Never Say Never (2011), which opened to $29.5 million.

According to reports, AMC is increasing the number of screenings whenever “necessary and available” to meet customer demand.

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