Sunday, December 3, 2023

Weekend Box-Office: Beyonce's RENAISSANCE Scores $21 Million Debut

Weekend Box Office Beyonce Renaissance

Beyonce's documentary/concert film "Renaissance" topped the charts over the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Other new releases include the Japanese kaiju flick "Godzilla Minus One", the indian action drama "Animal", Angel Studios' faith-based sci-fi movie "The Shift" and John Woo's new movie "Silent Night".

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

"Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé" opened in first place with $21 million from 2,539 theaters, a solid debut, but far from the massive opening of Taylor Swift's "Eras Tour" movie which scored $92.8 million in its first weekend from 3,855 theaters. It also falls behind 2009's Michael Jackson concert documentary "This is It" ($23.2 million), 2011's "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" ($29.5 million) and 2008's "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" ($31.1 million).

Overseas, "Renaissance" opened with a lackluster $6.4 million. The film received a very positive reception from both critics (100% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), and moviegoers ("A+" CinemaScore).

"The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" finished its third weekend in second place with $14.5 million, dropping 50% from the previous frame. After 17 days in theaters, the film has grossed $121.2 million in North America and another $122.7 million overseas. That's $243.9 million worldwide.

Toho's "Godzilla Minus One" opened in third place with $11 million from 2,308 theaters, which is a solid debut for a foreign-language film. The blockbuster also grossed $23.1 million in Japan, which brings the global tally to $35 million against a reported budget of just $15 million. The film received rave reviews from critics (97% positive on Rotten Tomatoes) and a glowing reception from audiences ("A" CinemaScore).

Universal's "Trolls Band Together" dropped to fourth place in its third weekend, grossing $7.6 million. That's a 57% decline. The film grossed a total of $74.8 million domestically and another $85.8 million overseas. That adds up to $160.6 million worldwide.

Disney's "Wish" rounds out the Top 5 with another disappointing performance. The film grossed $7.4 million this weekend, falling 62% in its second weekend after an already terrible opening weekend. The film's domestic tally has reached $41.9 million after 12 days, while overseas it grossed $39.6 million, which brings the global cume to $81.8 million, which is a disaster since the film cost $200 million to produce.

Moksha Movies' "Animal" made its debut in seventh place with $6.1 million, the second-highest domestic Bollywood opening ever, behind only "Pathaan" ($6.8 million).

The sci-fi film "The Shift" opened in eight place with $4.3 million from 1,870 theaters.

"Silent Night", John Woo's first American film since 2003's "Payday" opened in ninth place with $3 million from 1,870 theaters.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé $21M $6.4M N/A N/A
2 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes $14.5M $121.2M $122.7M $100M
3 Godzilla Minus One $11M $11M $23.1M $15M
4 Trolls Band Together $7.6M $74.8M $85.8M $95M
5 Wish $7.4M $41.9M $39.6M $200M
6 Napoleon $7.1M $45.7M $90.9M $200M
7 Animal $6.1M $6.1M N/A N/A
8 The Shift $4.3M $4.3 N/A $6.4
9 Silent Night $3M $3M N/A N/A
10 Thanksgiving $2.6M $28.3M $8.4M $15M


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