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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, […]

‘Exorcist: Believer’ Backlash: Franchise Will Live, But Sequel Changes Likely

Universal found itself in purgatory over the Oct. 6-8 weekend with the release of The Exorcist: Believer, which is envisioned as a trilogy kickoff reboot of the iconic horror title. While Believer performed solidly at the box office, recouping its production cost, the title drew critical hellfire from reviewers and fans, putting the franchise’s creative plan […]

‘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’ Filmmaker David Gordon Green Talks Taylor Swift, Tea Time with Ellen Burstyn and What He’s Directing Next

As he was finishing up his Halloween sequel trilogy, David Gordon Green was ready to take another left turn in a career full of left turns, but then Jason Blum tempted him with the idea of giving The Exorcist (1973) its own sequel trilogy treatment. In 2021, Universal and Peacock reportedly paid $400 million for […]

‘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 […]

Ellen Burstyn on Why Her Career Is Busier Than Ever: “Everybody Else Who Could Play Those Parts Has Already Died”

Ellen Burstyn is busier than she has ever been and she has an idea why. During a recent conversation with her Law and Order: Organized Crime co-star Christopher Meloni for Interview magazine, the 90-year-old actress said she finds it “so bizarre” how many roles she has landed in the past few years. “I turn 91 […]

‘Exorcist: Believer’ Gets Horrifying Reviews After Studio Gambled $400 Million for Rights

From a business perspective, at least, The Exorcist: Believer is suddenly looking scary. The first film in a planned horror trilogy, Exorcist: Believer is getting rather poor reviews — scoring only a 28 22 20 23 percent average on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s hardly unusual for Exorcist films to leave critics unimpressed. The franchise may have […]

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Review: Early Intrigue Devolves Into Unoriginal Excess in David Gordon Green’s Sequel

Leslie Odom Jr. heads a cast that includes Ann Dowd and Ellen Burstyn, the latter reprising her role from William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic for the first time.

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Moves Up One Week to Avoid Taylor Swift Showdown

Taylor Swift has scared off The Exorcist. The Exorcist: Believer is arriving a week earlier than expected, with Universal shifting the film’s release up to Oct. 6. The move came hours after Taylor Swift announced that a concert film from her Eras tour would arrive in theaters on Oct. 13. The Exorcist was initially set […]