AMC Theatres announced on Monday that a documentary tracing Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour will be released in North American theatres on December 1.
The theatre chain is releasing the movie independently from the studios, which is a novel strategy. Starting at $22, movie tickets will be available, and rumours say that Beyoncé will get at least 50% of the proceeds.
This film documents the trip of the 39-city Renaissance tour, which started in Stockholm, Sweden, and ended in Kansas City, America, and just came to an end after a five-month run. Her Grammy-winning record Renaissance was published in 2022, and the tour immediately followed. It blends live video with a visual story that tracks the tour’s development.
According to Billboard, the tour attracted almost 2.7 million concertgoers over the course of five months, generating revenue of almost $500 million.
According to the movie’s synopsis, “It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind, and her determination to create her legacy and master her craft.”
The artist is known for releasing complex music video compilations, concert films, and documentaries on a variety of platforms, including DVD (“I Am… Yours” in 2009), HBO (“Life Is but a Dream” in 2013, and “Lemonade” in 2016), and Netflix’s streaming service (“Homecoming” in 2019). The choice to open the “Renaissance” movie in theatres nationwide, nevertheless, is in line with Taylor Swift’s strategy, who led a different successful tour this summer and will open her Eras Tour concert film in theatres on October 13.
The journey of the tour from its start in Stockholm in May to its grand climax on October 1 will be documented in the “Renaissance” movie. The release states that it wants to demonstrate “Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind, and her determination to create her legacy and master her craft.”
Beyoncé posted a trailer with the warning, “Be careful what you ask for, ’cause I just might comply,” on her Instagram page.
The cinema release of “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” is set for December 1, giving fans plenty of time to get ready for Beyoncé’s mute challenge.