Beyoncé Box Office Tumble Down Chart, Falling Behind 4 Older Movies

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé has continued to tumble down the box office chart. The concert documentary, which showcases Beyoncé’s blockbuster 2023 tour and was directed, written, and produced by the artist, originally opened at No. 1 in the first weekend of December with a domestic gross of $21.8 million, which was a considerable total for a concert movie despite failing to compete with Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’s $92.8 million opening from October. However, Renaissance fell precipitously during its second weekend in theaters with a week-on-week drop of 74.9%.

Per Deadline, the Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé box office is set to bring in an additional $1.9 million by the end of its third weekend in U.S. theaters. This will bring its cumulative domestic total to $30.7 million, but it lands the movie at No. 9 on the chart for the weekend. This means it has fallen behind four titles that were released in the weeks before it opened, namely The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (No. 2), Trolls Band Together (No. 5), Wish (No. 6), and Napoleon (No. 8).

The Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé release is in danger of falling off the domestic box office chart entirely by the end of four weeks. This means that it has overwhelmingly lost the box office battle against The Eras Tour. While Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s fans belong to somewhat different demographics, the movies were largely compared because they are both 2023 concert documentaries distributed by AMC that boast extended run times and document two of the year’s biggest world tours.

While the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour box office eventually reached an unbeatable, record-breaking worldwide gross, Renaissance’s total only suffers when being compared to that blockbuster hit. Although Beyoncé’s international total pales in comparison to her domestic total, the movie has already reached a worldwide gross of more than $38 million. This is enough to make it the fifth highest-grossing concert movie of all time. Check out Renaissance’s total compared with the Top 4 concert movies below:

Ultimately, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is a considerable success. It is behaving more like a regular concert movie than the box office smash that Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour turned out to be, which explains its severe week 2 drop as the subgenre tends to be more frontloaded toward its opening weekend. However, even on the scale of a regular concert movie, the release is a remarkable achievement.