Beyoncé’s highly anticipated concert film, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” is poised for a significant box office opening, with projections estimating a global debut between $30 million to $40 million, according to a recent Deadline report.
Set to hit theaters on Thursday, November 30, at 7 pm local time, the film is expected to have a weekend run before becoming available on VOD starting December 13.
The final pre-release trailer offers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes moments, including a charming interaction between Beyoncé and her six-year-old daughter, Rumi Carter. The film explores the challenges of motherhood and reflects on the passage of time, as Beyoncé shares, “Time is my biggest obstacle. It’s impossible to not realize how fast it’s going when you’re looking through the eyes of your children.”
Despite the film’s positive anticipation, it faced controversy following its star-studded premiere in Beverly Hills on November 25. Online comments criticized Beyoncé’s appearance, accusing her of trying to look like a white woman. In response, Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, addressed the criticisms on Instagram, calling out the “stupid, ignorant, self-hating, racist statements” and defending her daughter’s artistic choices.
Knowles-Lawson expressed frustration with the baseless claims, emphasizing that Beyoncé’s silver-themed appearance, including silver hair, was a deliberate fashion statement for the film’s theme. She criticized the perpetuation of jealousy, racism, and double standards and defended Beyoncé’s work ethic, talent, and commitment to uplifting black women and underrepresented voices.
Amid the controversy, the film’s buzz continues to build, and fans eagerly await its theatrical release, where it is poised to make a significant impact at the box office.