Beyoncé's Concert Film Could Top A Tom Cruise Box Office Record
Projections for its starting sum have it opening with $20 million as it hits theaters on December 1, according to Deadline.
The movie demonstrated its potential success at the box office when tickets were first put on sale weeks ago. First-day pre-sales for Beyoncé's latest music-related film since Black Is King reached between $6 million to $7 million back in October. That early indicator hinted at the movie's widespread appeal and showed that the stage had been set—pun intended—for a triumphant debut.
To contextualize the expected opening weekend figure for the forthcoming Beyoncé’s new picture, the record for the biggest opening weekend for a film in early December still belongs to Tom Cruise’s The Last Samurai. That movie launched with $24.2 million in 2003, and nothing has been able to beat it since.
If Beyoncé had opened her latest full-length feature this past weekend, it would have ranked as the second-highest-grossing movie in America. The singer’s concert film would have come in behind The Marvels, which arrived with $46 million—a disappointing low for a Marvel picture. In second comes Five Nights at Freddy's at $9 million.