Let us know that 2023 is the year of the Swifties. Since March, fans of the cherished pop star have flocked to her Eras Tour, which sold over 2.4 million tickets on its first day of sale, causing a stir Ticketmaster’s website crashes from all traffic. The ongoing tour has so far grossed a record $1 billion, making it a possible contender for the highest-grossing tour of all time, and even generated seismic activity on the magnitude of a 2.3 magnitude earthquake — better known as “Swift.” quake”. .”
Put simply, Taylor Swift is powerful. It is even more powerful than demonic possession.
On Thursday, Swift announced that her concert film would hit theaters on October 13, and everyone was excited. . . except. Jason Blum, the founder of Blumhouse Productions. It turns out to be the studio’s most anticipated horror film “The Exorcist: Believer” was also scheduled for the same day. Though counter-programming different films worked on “Barbenheimer” (the pink of “Barbie” offsets the explosiveness of “Oppenheimer”) and their simultaneous release sparked the most unlikely double film, this particular bottle flash was no match for the Swifties, and Blumhouse knew it.
Later that day, Blum announced that The Exorist: Believer would instead be hitting theaters a week earlier, on October 6th, to give the film a shot before the Swifties hit theaters.
Blum took to social media to accept his defeat and quote Swift lyrics. Write Swift’s adoring fan base also took to the platform to celebrate the news, albeit in a comical way.
“Postponing the release dates of The Exorcist: Believer to avoid competing with the Eras Tour film just proves that Taylor Swift is a goddess because demons only run away from gods.” wrote one user while another Posted“Even the devils from Hell’s realm have no choice but to bow to Taylor.”
Some fans took the opportunity to share edited movie posters depicting Swift’s attitude towards power. Forget The Exorcist, they said, it’s now time for The Exorswift.
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Swift’s concert film, titled “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” has already broken the record for the highest one-day ticket sales ever upon its announcement. Per the hollywood reporter, Ticket sales for the film reached $26 million after the first day for distributor AMC Theaters. Seating charts at numerous AMC locations, including Los Angeles and New York, also showed several sold-out theaters over the weekend of October 13-15.
Though The Exorcist: Believer will no longer compete with Swift, the film will still take on Craig Gillespie’s GameStop stock drama Dumb Money, which is slated for an October 6 release.
The upcoming Exorcist movie is the sixth installment in The Exorcist series and will serve as a direct sequel to the 1973 film The Exorcist, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Ellen Burstyn returns as Chris MacNeil, whose daughter Regan experienced a paranormal possession in the original. Set 50 years after these events, The Exorcist: Believer follows Leslie Odom Jr. as Victor Fielding, the father of demon-possessed girls who turns to MacNeil for help.
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