In a tweet, Swift shared her excitement, saying, “The Eras Tour has been the most incredible and meaningful experience of my life so far. I am thrilled to share that you can soon enjoy the concert film in theaters across North America, beginning October 13th!”
What makes this release date even more interesting is its synchronicity with the launch of the latest film in the Exorcist franchise, “The Exorcist: Believer.”
This exciting double feature has sparked a buzz on social media, with the hashtag #Exorswift gaining momentum. It reminds us of the “Barbenheimer” sensation that took the summer by storm, resulting in record-breaking box office earnings.
Following Swift’s announcement, AMC Theaters revealed that they are preparing for an unprecedented surge in ticket demand. They have significantly bolstered their ticket server capacity to handle traffic, aiming to surpass the current record for the most tickets sold in an hour.
This precautionary measure comes in the wake of Ticketmaster’s mishandling of Eras Tour concert ticket sales, which led to a legal dispute. The lawsuit alleges that Ticketmaster distributed pre-sale codes to fans despite knowing that they couldn’t fulfill all ticket orders for Swift’s performances. Furthermore, the plaintiffs accuse Ticketmaster, a subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment, of selling a substantial number of tickets to scalpers and bots, leaving fewer seats available for genuine fans.
The immensely popular Eras Tour has also been credited with giving a significant boost to the economy. Market research firm QuestionPro estimated last month that Swift’s tour could contribute a staggering $5 billion to the global economy.
According to Pollstar, a reputable trade publication in the live music industry, the Eras Tour has already grossed over $300 million. More than 1.1 million tickets have been sold, with an average ticket price of $253.
The decision to bring the Eras Tour to the big screen comes after Swift successfully completed the U.S. leg of the tour. Many fans were unable to attend the live shows, and this cinematic release offers them a second chance to experience the magic of the Eras Tour.
In conclusion, “Exorswift” is gearing up for a blockbuster release, poised to rival the success of “Barbenheimer.” With Taylor Swift’s electrifying performance hitting theaters and the simultaneous release of “The Exorcist: Believer,” October 13th promises to be an unforgettable day for moviegoers and music enthusiasts alike.