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Beyonce’s Renaissance tops the box office with multi-million-dollar debut

Beyonc’s Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce has topped the box office charts (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Beyonc’s Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce has topped the box office charts (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Beyonce ruled the box office this weekend.

Her concert picture, Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce, opened in first place with 21 million dollars (£16.5 million) in North American ticket sales, according to estimates from AMC Theatres on Sunday.

The post-Thanksgiving, early December box office is notoriously slow, but Renaissance appears to have defied the odds.

Fifth place went to Disney’s Wish, which fell 62% from its underwhelming first weekend, with 7.4 million dollars (£5.8 million) from 3,900 locations.

Globally, it has now made 81.6 million dollars (£64.2 million).

The studio’s other major film in theatres, The Marvels is also winding down in its fourth weekend with a disastrous global tally of 197 million dollars (£155 million) against the reported 300 million dollars (£236.2 million) it cost to make and market the superhero film.

In its second weekend, Ridley Scott’s Napoleon earned an estimated 7.1 million dollars (£5.5 million) from 3,500 locations.

Produced by Apple Original Films and distributed by Sony Pictures, the film starring Joaquin Phoenix has now made 45.7 million dollars (£35.9 million) domestically against a 200 million-dollar (£157 million) budget.