Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Box Office: Beyonce’s Renaissance Tour Movie Has Under Estimate $21 Million Weekend, Holdovers Holds Over

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Beyonce’s Renaissance Tour movie was supposed to make between $22 million and $24 million. It came in at $21 million, which is $72 million less than Taylor Swift’s concert movie made in its opening weekend.

Just because Renaissance wasn’t a Swiftian hit doesn’t mean anything negative about her or the film. But the Swift release is a novelty that can’t be compared to anything else. Beyonce is still Queen of the Beehive.

Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers” went to VOD and still made over $1 million this weekend in theaters. If it had not gone to VOD, that number would be doubled. With Critics Choice nominations and others coming soon, “The Holdovers” will get a lot of attention. It would have been the perfect holiday movie considering it’s set at Christmas. But there’s no patience on the part of studios anymore. Too bad.

Both “Wish” and “Napoleon” are pretty much dead. Only the morbidly curious are going to see them at this point. “Priscilla” is also the opposite of all shook up. It’s living in heartbreak hotel, with no room service.

The box office is a cold place these days. Even Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie is kinda over at $176 million. The audience has been saturated. I guess AMC wants to leave it in theaters through New Years but the hoped for $200 million line will not be crossed.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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