Singer Beyoncé has had a successful theatrical release with her “Renaissance” concert film. Now she is speaking out on Instagram.
Beyoncé (42) wrote an emotional Instagram post after her concert film “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” conquered the US box office charts. , it grossed $21 million (around €19.5 million) on its opening weekend, making it one of the best debuts for a concert film. Taylor Swift’s (33) “The Eras Tour” delivered by far the biggest grossing result at $92.9 million, followed by “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert” from 2008 ($31.1 million) and “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never from 2011 and Michael Jackson: This Is It from 2009 ($23.2 million).
Beyoncé: Concert film was “worth all the effort”
“I am deeply grateful to AMC and every team member who worked so hard on this film,” Beyoncé wrote in her post. “I can’t thank you all enough for your support.” The singer reveals that it was one of the most difficult projects she has ever done “because the time was so short.” “I practically slept through the editing, coloring and mixing sessions. The race against time continued to get the film out quickly. But it was worth all the effort.” She said she was overwhelmed by the love she received from her fans and was “touched and encouraged” by the great reviews. “I love seeing everyone in the theaters in their most opulent looks,” Beyoncé continued, and in the post she shared a clip with premiere images showing some of the guests’ outfits.
She received positive reactions not only from her followers, but also from people “who weren’t my fans or didn’t know my story yet. The people who weren’t interested in watching my shows now have a deeper understanding and respect for everything it takes to be a ‘Renaissance woman’.” At the end of the post, she paid tribute to her late uncle Johnny, to whom she dedicated her “Renaissance” album. “I am very proud that we launched the film on World AIDS Day in memory of my Uncle Johnny. I pray that I can continue to do something that encourages you all as you have encouraged me.”
Film shows moments on and behind the stage
“Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” features footage from her tour, which spanned a total of 56 shows in Europe and North America from May to October this year. The film also features intimate moments backstage, including scenes of Beyoncé with her three children Blue Ivy (11) and the twins Sir and Rumi (6). She celebrated the film’s release with two premiere parties in Los Angeles and London. Taylor Swift, among others, traveled to the event in Great Britain. Beyoncé also appeared at Swift’s concert film premiere “Eras Tour” in Los Angeles in October.
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