02 October 2023

Beyonce follows Taylor Swift as her Renaissance tour heads to the cinema

02 October 2023

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

The film adds a second pop star blockbuster to an autumn and winter slate of movies that has 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 Beyonce is being released directly by AMC, the movie theatre chain, without studio involvement.

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Tickets will start at 22 US dollars (£18) plus tax. The film will run for a minimum of four weeks, AMC said.

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

The film charts Beyonce’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 500 million dollars (£411), according to Billboard.

“It is about Beyonce’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.

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

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