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‘Taylor Swift: Eras Tour’ Enchants With $95M-$97M Box Office Opening in North America

Talk about champagne problems. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour may have fallen just short of an expected $100 million debut at the domestic box office, but it still did enchanting business. The female-fueled concert film opened to an estimated $95 million to $97 million from 3,850 theaters, thanks to the superstar’s powerful fandom. AMC Theatres, […]

Taylor Swift Fans Shake It Off At First Screenings of ‘Eras Tour’ Concert Film, With Theme Outfits and Merch

When 13-year-old Zoe King’s parents tried to get tickets for her and her sister, Wrenna, 11, to see Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Massachusetts last spring, they, like roughly one in four Swift fans, were out of luck. “They were all sold out or like $3,000,” says Zoe. So when Zoe’s dad, Pat, saw that […]

Taylor Swift Box Office Badass: ‘Eras Tour’ Dancing to Record $100M Opening After $39M Friday

Taylor Swift is a box office mastermind. Based on early grosses pouring in, the superstar’s new concert movie Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is headed for a domestic opening of $100 million, per AMC Theatres’ estimates. Hollywood studios are estimating an opening weekend range of $90 million-$110 million, but AMC is sticking to its original […]

With Taylor Swift, ‘Barbie,’ and Beyonce, Movie Theaters Tell Female Audiences: You Belong With Me

When Taylor Swift and Beyonce appeared sharing a tub of popcorn at an AMC theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the premiere of Swift’s concert movie, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the moment was an Avengers-like teaming of pop culture superheroines. In the midst of the long-running industry strike that has driven studios to […]

Taylor Swift Surprise: ‘Eras Tour’ Movie Will Open a Day Early

Taylor Swift’s new concert movie will start singing at the box office earlier than expected. The superstar pop singer announced Thursday that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will hold early screenings Thursday in North America — likely at 6 p.m. — as well as during the day Friday. She also noted that additional showtimes have […]

Taylor Swift Box Office: ‘The Eras Tour’ Heads for Record $150M-$200M Global Opening

The Swifties are getting ready to make box office history. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is headed for a record global opening for a concert film of $150 million to $200 million, including $100 million to $125 million in North America and $50 million to $75 million overseas. AMC Theatres, which is distributing the concert […]

‘Exorcist’ Box Office: ‘The Believer’ Delivers $27.2M Opening Before Taylor Swift Storm Arrives

The Exorcist: Believer had no trouble delivering a first-place finish at the weekend box office with an estimated $27.2 million from 3,663 theaters. While a respectable opening in this climate, the R-rated film came in below expectations domestically as it tries to revive the franchise after Universal reportedly paid a hefty $400 million for rights. […]

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Delivers $2.9M in Box Office Previews

Blumhouse and Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer has started off its box office run with $2.85 million in Thursday previews at the domestic box office. The David Gordon Green-directed horror pic opened exactly 50 years after the first Exorcist hit theaters. Green and Blumhouse are hoping they can reinvent the Exorcist brand much as they did […]

Japanese Anime ‘The Concierge’ Set for North America Theatrical Release Via Crunchyroll

Anime specialty company Crunchyroll revealed Thursday that it has acquired all North American rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature The Concierge. The company, a subsidiary of Sony, plans to release the film in North American theaters early next year. The film is a feature adaptation of Tsuchika Nishimura’s beloved manga series The Concierge at Hokkyoku […]

Hollywood Remembers Veteran Distribution Exec Erik Lomis: “Your Instinct and Inspiration Never Led You Astray”

The movie industry gave the late Erik Lomis — the bold and shrewd studio distribution chief who released hundreds of movies during his career — a fitting sendoff Wednesday night. Lomis, who died suddenly in March at age 64, posthumously received the 2023 Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year Award during an emotional and touching […]

China Box Office: Zhang Yimou’s ‘Under the Light’ Wins Mid-Autumn Holiday Race With $63M Opening

It’s turning into the year of Zhang Yimou at China’s box office. The venerable 73-year-old director’s 26th feature, crime drama Under the Light, topped ticket sales during China’s Mid-Autumn Festival holiday over the past four days, opening to $62.6 million, according to data from Artisan Gateway. This comes after Zhang’s previous feature, the historical mystery thriller […]

Box Office: ‘Paw Patrol’ Sequel Scares Off ‘Saw X’ and ‘The Creator’ With $23M Opening

Happy pups prevailed at the domestic box office this weekend as Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie scared off Saw X and The Creator with $23 million from 3,989 theaters in a needed win for the family marketplace. The news was just as good overseas, where the sequel flexed its muscle in opening to $23.1 million […]