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Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Concert Film Suffers Big Drop in Second Weekend

The movie fell from No. 1 to No. 5 in its sophomore set in theatres.

Beyoncé performs onstage during the "RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR" at Rogers Centre on July 08, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario.

Beyoncé performs onstage during the "RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR" at Rogers Centre on July 08, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario.

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Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé took a major tumble during its second weekend in movie theaters. The tour doc easily topped the box office tally on opening weekend, but in its second frame it is expected to tumble more than 77% from its initial peak.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie directed, written and produced by the Queen Bey tumbled from No. 1 to a seeming tie for No. 5 with Disney’s animated Wish, with an estimated $5 million haul; the final Renaissance number could be closer to $5.5 million when complete numbers are released on Monday morning.


Either way, it was a swift and steep fall from the movie’s $21 million opening last weekend, which marked the first film to open with over $20 million in the typically slow post-Thanksgiving period in 20 years, not accounting for inflation. THR reported that the big second-week drop suggested that the movie was “frontloaded and is relying primarily on superfans”; like Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film run, the Beyoncé movie only played Thursday-Sunday.

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Swift’s Eras film made more than $92 million in its first frame on its way to more than $250 million in global receipts to date. The two superstars have supported each other, with Swift recently flying to London for the Renaissance premiere. Sunday (Dec. 10) was the final day in theaters for Renaissance.

The movie had more robust competition during its second go-round, especially from The Boy and the Heron, acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animated spectacle. The Studio Ghibli-produced film scored a record-breaking $12.8 million open, marking the first anime title in history to debut atop the North American box office chart.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes was expected to end up at No. 2 on a projected $9-$10 million, followed by Godzilla Minus One and the Justin Timberlake-topped threequel Trolls Band Together.

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This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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The St. Catharines, Ontario band are bringing the festival back this summer, and they'll release LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON just in time for fans to hear it first.

After a two year hiatus, Alexisonfire are resurrecting their hometown festival Born & Raised on July 5 and 6 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. Just in time, they're releasing a live album from the last time they held the festival, in 2022.

The album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON, captures their career-spanning set from the inaugural edition of the festival. In front of their hometown fans, they played songs from throughout their more-than-two-decades long career.

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