After eight albums in five years, a best-selling tour that is set to keep running until November 2024, a failed attempt at a live-action short film Oscar nod, two streaming documentary films, a flop David O. Russell project, and, of course, “Cats,” Taylor Swift has evidently decided that her fans still can’t get enough of her.
On August 31, Swift announced that her ongoing “The Eras Tour,” which grosses roughly $13 million per night, will be coming to AMC Theaters in the form of a concert film shot at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The concert movie — set for theatrical release on October 13 — will be distributed exclusively in AMC Theaters, and will be available in premium formats like IMAX and Dolby Cinema.
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As with absolutely everything the pop star does these days, “The Eras Tour” news was greeted with a reaction comparable to the dropping of a pop culture bomb. The concert film made a record $37 million on first day pre-sales alone, according to AMC, and generated discourse over what it means for the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and the studios. It also lead to a lot of movies deciding that they, evidently, do not have the name recognition or power to compete with Swift and her legion of terrifyingly devoted Swifties.
At least five films have taken Swift’s announcement as a sign to decamp from their previous October 13 release dates, and bump themselves either up or back. First came “The Exorcist: Believer,” which was briefly a part of a viral #Exorswift trend that could have been the new Barbenheimer had Blumhouse opted cash in on the would-be box office battle. Instead, it’ll come out a week earlier than planned. That’s been the most obvious film impacted by Swift, mainly because Jason Blum himself tweeted about it, but there’s also a Meg Ryan rom-com, a Game Stop dramedy, and a Christian film with Hillary Swank. All have had their theatrical runs shuffled as a result.
Here’s a rundown of the movies that have fled October 13 due to the power of the Swift. Entries are listed in alphabetical order, and the list will be updated should more films announce release date changes. Maybe she…Forgot That They Existed?
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