“Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” tops box office, stomps all over “Godzilla Minus One”

The second No. 1 concert film this year, 'Renaissance' didn't come close to Taylor Swift's 'Eras,' but had a strong showing with $21M.

Beyoncé had a historically chilly box office weekend heated with the release of her concert film, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, topping the domestic box office with $21 million.

Notably, this is the first time a film has opened with more than $20 million on this weekend since the 2003 Tom Cruise-led The Last Samurai.

Internationally, Renaissance took in another $6,4 million, bringing its global opening to $27.4 million. While Queen Bey has released the second No. 1 concert film this year, its returns pale in comparison to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour movie.

Swift's film of her still ongoing tour broke the record for biggest debut of a concert film, beating out Michael Jackson's 2009 This Is It, with $128 million globally. Bey wrapped up her 56-show Renaissance World Tour in early October, becoming the highest grossing tour by a female artist in history — a record she'll likely cede to Swift's 151-show Eras Tour when it comes to a close next year.

Meanwhile, both pop superstars have been nothing but supportive of one another, with each attending the premieres of their respective films. And both also demolished their competition.

<p>Beyonce/Youtube</p> Beyoncé in 'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé'


Beyoncé in 'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé'

Coming in second place at the box office this weekend, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes earned $14.5 million in its third week of release, bringing its domestic haul to $121.1 million ($243.9 million globally).

Godzilla Minus One, the 37th Godzilla movie, didn't have audiences in a panic, though the film was a hit in Japan before its U.S. release this weekend, where it grossed $11 million. Following the emergence of Godzilla in post-war Japan, Minus One is separate from Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse, which will release Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire next year.

Two animated family films bring up the rear as Trolls Band Together takes fourth place with $7.6 million ($74.8 million domestic cume, $160.6 million global cume) and Disney's Wish comes in fifth with $7.4 million ($42 million domestic cume, $81.6 million global cume).

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