Beyonce's Tour Film Leads The Box Office With Biggest Early December Opening In 20 Years

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 01: (Editorial Use Only) (Exclusive Coverage) Beyoncé performs onstage during the "RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR" at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood)

Beyonce does everything big and that's includes the box office numbers for her concert film.

Last year, Beyonce dropped her highly-anticipated new album Renaissance to rave reviews from critics and fans alike. That's why hundreds of thousands of fans and even more celebrities packed stadiums all year while she went on the Renaissance world tour. Towards the end of her tour, she announced that the live experience was being captured in a tour film so fans could relive their experiences at the movie theater.

The film hit theaters over the weekend coming about a month after Taylor Swift took the silver screen. The Eras Tour film itself has already soared pass $250 million at the box office and Beyonce is already well on the way to racking up millions of its own. The film officially opened with a $21 million box office in its first weekend. Those numbers are strong for a concert film any time of year, but in particular for the typically slow early December window for new films. According to Uproxx, it's the first film released in the first weekend of December to cross the $20 million threshold since The Last Samurai in 2003. Check out even more details on the film below.

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Beyonce's Renaissance Tour Box Office

Last week, Beyonce was in attendance for two high-profile premiere events for the film. Superstars showed out with Jay-Z popping up at the London premiere. A Destiny's Child reunion took place on the red carpet in LA. The film has also been a hit with fans and critics. It currently sits with a perfect score of 100% on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

In conjunction with the film's release, Beyonce also dropped her first brand new single of 2023. The song is called MY HOUSE and was a surprise release that instantly clicked with fans. The track has already racked up more than 5 million streams on Spotify in just a few days since its release alongside the film. What do you think of Beyonce's extremely impressive opening weekend for the Renaissance tour film? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.