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Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour coming to movie theatres

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2023 | 12:07 AM


A documentary chronicling Beyoncé’s just-concluded 39-city Renaissance World Tour will premiere in North American theatres on December 1, AMC Theaters announced on Monday.

The film adds a second blockbuster from a music superstar to a fall slate of movies that’s been slightly thinned out by the ongoing screen actors’ strike. Like Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which debuts on October 13, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé is being released directly by AMC, the movie theatre chain, without studio involvement.

Tickets will start at US$22 plus tax. The film will run for a minimum of four weeks, AMC said.

Beyoncé’s previous films include the acclaimed 2019 Netflix film Homecoming, which captured her Coachella performance in 2018. In the deals with AMC, Beyoncé and Swift are both reported to be receiving at least 50 per cent of ticket sales.

The film charts Beyoncé’s tour on behalf of her 2022 Grammy-winning album Renaissance. It mixes concert footage and elements of a visual album, while trailing the tour from its launch in Stockholm, Sweden, in May to the finale on Sunday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

Over the course of five months, some 2.7 million concertgoers attended. The tour has grossed close to US$500 million, according to Billboard.

“It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft,” reads the film’s description.

Beyoncé released a trailer on her Instagram account with the message: “Be careful what you ask for, ’cause I just might comply.”