Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” film goes global with international screenings
Beyoncé sent shockwaves through the BeyHive as she revealed plans for international screenings of her acclaimed film, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé. Following a website frenzy on December 18, where eager fans speculated about additional tour dates, the global megastar clarified on Instagram the next day that the list of countries unveiled was intended for an international release of her Renaissance tour film.
In a playful trailer, Beyoncé addressed the website crash, assuring fans that “the Renaissance is not over.” The film is set to hit screens in South America, Europe, East Asia, and Southeast Asia, expanding the reach of its captivating narrative. The film, written, directed, and co-produced by Beyoncé herself, boasts guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion and Diana Ross.
Having premiered in the United States on December 1, the film opened to a strong start, earning $21 million in North American ticket sales. However, it fell short of Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour,’ which raked in $92.8 million in its opening weekend. Despite a 77 percent drop at the US box office in its second week, Beyoncé’s financial success remains robust, contributing to her net worth reaching an impressive $800 million. The film’s box office revenue was further buoyed by the success of her ‘Renaissance’ tour, which generated a staggering $579 million in revenue.
Beyond the cinematic triumph, Beyoncé surprised fans by releasing the track ‘Grown Woman,’ previously available only as a music video from her 2013 self-titled album, onto streaming platforms. The artist continues to redefine success and surprise her global audience with groundbreaking moves across various creative fronts.