Beyoncé is no stranger to topping the charts, but she has entered new territory with the success of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. The feature film is reportedly on pace to generate $22 million during its first weekend in theaters. If projections hold, it will be the most commercially successful opening for a film released during the first weekend in December since Tom Cruise’s The Last Samurai generated $24.2 million during the same timeframe in 2003. Furthermore, the film arrives during a weekend in which the box office typically does not fare well. However, projections put box office revenue at $95 million this weekend, the best mark since 2018.
“On behalf of AMC Theatres Distribution and the entire theatrical industry, we thank Beyoncé for bringing this incredible film directly to her fans through the magic of moviegoing,” AMC Theaters executive Elizabeth Frank told Deadline.
“To see it resonate with fans and with film critics on a weekend that many in the industry typically neglect is a testament to her immense talent, not just as a performer, but as a producer and director. We are so grateful for her vision to bring her Renaissance masterpiece to the big screen.”
The success of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé sets the stage for what should be an entertaining month at the box office. Towards the end of the month, Wonka, The Color Purple, Aquaman and The Last Kingdom and American Fiction will arrive in theaters.