According to reports, the hitmaker has already shattered the advance bookings record held by the Marvel superhero film, Spider-Man No Way Home. The star is poised to deliver one of this year’s most formidable performances at the box office with her highly anticipated concert film amassing a staggering $26 million in ticket sales for AMC Theaters within a mere 24-hour window.
As the latest figures continue to roll in, Deadline reports that the film has now achieved over $65 million in ticket sales across several theatre chains in the US.Box office gurus have gone on to predict that Swift may just be on course to record a remarkable $100 million opening at the box office, a feat only few films can boast about. This would put her in the league of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, that went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. Barbie debuted with an impressive $155 million at the box office before rapidly surging past the $1 billion-dollar mark just a few weeks later.
It was announced early this month that Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert film would release in theatres to help boost box office business hit by the pandemic and the Hollywood strike. The singer took to her socail media handle to announce that her film will open in North American theatres on October 13.
The theatre chain AMC, anticipating high demand from Swift fans, said the film will play at least four times a day Thursday, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays at all of its US locations.
Prices will be higher than usual movie tickets. An adult ticket will cost USD 19.89 (“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” and a child ticket is priced at USD 13.13 (seemingly a nod to her favourite number).
Keeping in mind the frenzy around the singer, the makers of ‘The Exorcist: Believer‘ advanced their film’s release by a week. “Look what you made me do…The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23. #TaylorWins” wrote director Jason Blum.
‘The Exorcist: Believer’ had picked Firday, October 13 as the perfect release date for the horror film, however, as it had a lot riding on its success, the makers decided to bow out of a clash. The film is set to be the first in a planned trilogy, with ‘The Exorcist: Deceiver’ set to hit screens on April 18, 2025.