Yesterday morning, Taylor Swift announced plans to release Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour in U.S. theaters on October 13. The singer has already broken records with her stadium tour and is now gearing up to do the same at the North American box office.
With that in mind, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised Blumhouse's The Exorcist: Believer has backed down from an army of Swifties, shifting to October 6 just minutes after the news broke this concert film was doing tremendously in terms of ticket presales.
In fact, all signs point to Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour breaking box office records, with Killers of the Flower Moon and Five Nights at Freddy's both set to lose business courtesy of the beloved singer-songwriter.
With Dune: Part Two shifting from November to next March, some pundits even believe this must-see concert film, shot at L.A.'s SoFi Stadium in August, will dominate that month until The Marvels comes along.
According to Variety, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour scored a massive $26 million in presales yesterday. This actually tops the single-day sales record set by Spider-Man: No Way Home's $16.9 million in 2021, confirming Swift is a bigger draw than even Marvel's most iconic superhero.
As for why The Exorcist: Believer backed down, it likely has something to do with AMC confirming it will limit the showtimes for other movies in order to make room for the concert.
Exactly 50 years ago this fall, one of the most terrifying horror films in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes The Exorcist: Believer.
Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter, Angela on his own.
But when Angela and her friend Katherine, disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.
Do you think The Exorcist: Believer was wise to back down from Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour? Jason Blum certainly seems to think so...