Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Now Fifth-Highest-Grossing Concert Film With Nearly $44 Million in Global Ticket Sales

Despite facing criticism from some critics, Beyoncé’s concert film, “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé,” has defied naysayers and achieved historic success.

Beyoncé's "Renaissance" Now Fifth-Highest-Grossing Concert Film With Nearly $44 Million in Global Ticket Sales
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Beyoncé attends the Atlantis The Royal Grand Reveal Weekend, a new ultra-luxury resort on January 21, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Media/Getty Images for Atlantis The Royal)

In just seven weeks, the production has raked in nearly $44 million in global ticket sales, securing its place as the fifth-highest-grossing movie of its genre.

This film is a hybrid of documentary and concert genres, offering a comprehensive portrayal that encompasses both the live performances and the intricacies of the behind-the-scenes journey.

Capturing the entire spectrum of the tour experience, from its inception to the opening night in Stockholm, Sweden, and culminating in the grand finale in Kansas City, Missouri, the movie unfolds with Beyoncé narrating the backstory of her Renaissance world tour.

“It’s about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy and master her craft,” according to its website.

Spanning 56 stops from March 10 to Oct. 1, the film provides an immersive and in-depth look into this extraordinary musical journey.

“Renaissance” was distributed through AMC Theaters and shown in 2,539 movie houses, was released on Dec. 1, 2023, and made $21.8 million in its opening weekend. The Friday the movie came out, it made $11,619,984, with fans storming to the movies like they did the sold-out concert tour, according to Box Office Mojo.

Comeback Film Queen

As reported by Screen Rant, the concert film experienced a sharp decline in box office earnings, registering a mere $5 million during its second weekend, suggesting that this dip in numbers may be linked to various factors, including the lull preceding the holiday season and the fact that swarms of devoted fans attended screenings during the first weekend.

Despite the dip, the film has been holding its own in theaters.

The four-concert films that outrank “Renaissance” on the top concert films list: (4) “One Direction: This Is Us,” (3) “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert,” (2) “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” and (1) “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.”

Swift’s film sits on top of all concert films with a mind-blowing $260 million in worldwide ticket grosses.

“Renaissance” remains one of the 25 highest-grossing pictures of 2024 in the United States, after 20+ days.

Just like the tour, which brought in about $580 million in ticket sales and made more than what Billboard estimated when it was announced, the movie proves that Beyoncé is queen when it comes to bringing in an audience.

She proved this once before. “Renaissance” numbers are just as outstanding as her 2019 “Homecoming” concert film, produced and streamed by Netflix.

“Homecoming” chronicled Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance that celebrated historically Black colleges and universities. According to Nielsen, the audience for the premiere was predominantly young, Black, and female. The film resonated with 1.1 million U.S. viewers, securing an average minute audience of 828,000 viewers.

It is unclear when “Renaissance” will be moved from theaters to streaming services, or if there will be an overlap like with the Swift movie. However, you can best bet that once it is on a streaming service, Queen Bey will do well there too.

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