Beyoncé became the “queen” of the Hollywood box office this week. Her film Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé topped the box office by pocketing US$21 million in its premiere weekend.
However, Renaissance’s performance was not so brilliant at the international box office. Variety reported on Sunday (3/12), the concert film only managed to gross US$6.4 million from 94 territories. Beyoncé’s Renaissance achievement is not too bad when compared to other musicians’ concert films. For example, Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour is the most successful concert film. The film successfully debuted at the top of the box office by grossing US$92.9 million.
Apart from that, there was the film Hannah Montaha & MIley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert with US$31.1 million, to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Michael Jackson: This Is It which earned US$23.2 million. Meanwhile, the prequel film The Hunger Games had to settle for sitting in runner-up position by pocketing US$14.3 million from 3,691 domestic cinemas. The film, entitled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, has so far earned US$121 million in North America and US$243.9 million globally entering its third week of broadcast.
The third position is filled by the Japanese sci-fi thriller film, entitled Godzilla Minus One. The film managed to occupy the top three box offices by pocketing US$11 million from 2,308 domestic cinemas. Meanwhile, the film earned US$23 million when it was shown in Japan.
This is a brilliant achievement for Godzilla Minus One because the film’s budget only cost US$15 million for production. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is a concert film which is part of a project that has been in the works for the last few years, especially a documentary on the making of the album Renaissance. Variety sources say that this project follows Taylor Swift’s steps in documenting her tour, The Eras Tour, with business deals that benefit the musician.
The film Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is showing in North America on December 1, 2023.