Britney Spears dud Crossroads returns to theaters


Crossroads, which starred a Razzie-winning Britney Spears, will be in theaters at the same time as Taylor Swift’s concert movie.

Britney Spears isn’t about to be outdone by Taylor Swift again, as her 2002 flick Crossroads is returning to theaters. OK, we have to admit here and now that she will once again be outdone by Taylor Swift…

While 2023 might seem like an odd choice for a re-release of Crossroads – 21st anniversaries aren’t typically celebrated on the big screen… – it is meant to coincide with the release of Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me”. But this re-release of Crossroads, which will play on October 23rd and 25th, will also have it in theaters at the same time as Taylor Swift shakes it off with her Eras Tour concert movie, due out on October 13th. But will Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour have two bonus sing-alongs like Crossroads? We don’t think so!

Of course, the showdown between Britney Spears – who we hope is on the rebound – and Taylor Swift will be virtually nonexistent, as early predictions pegged The Eras Tour to make over $100 million on opening weekend. Those are the kind of numbers that shift release calendars completely, as it has been reported that movies ranging from The Exorcist: Believer to John Cena action-comedy Freelance to Martin Scorsese’s Oscar contender Killers of the Flower Moon have all changed release dates due to the concert movie. Crossroads will be offered in less than 900 theaters.

Speaking on Crossroads, director Tamra Davis said, “I recently rewatched Crossroads and was so enthralled with the time capsule of nostalgia that this incredible ensemble cast brings to the screen. Britney is absolutely breathtaking to watch, and Shonda is showing us her early expertise in writing complicated female characters.”

Widely panned upon release, the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads would earn the most Razzie nominations for its year with eight: Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screen Couple (Spears and Anson Mount), two for Worst Original Song, and Most Flatulent Teen-Targeted Movie, whatever that means. Spears would “win” Worst Actress (tying with Madonna in “Swept Away”), while “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” took home Worst Song.

How do you think Crossroads will fare in its limited re-release? How much money do you think Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour concert movie will make?

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