With a $21 million opening weekend, Queen Bey's "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé" is dominating the box office.

AMC Theatres Sunday estimates that Beyoncé's concert film, "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé," opened in first place with $21 million in ticket sales in North America.

The box office in the first few days of December after Thanksgiving is usually slow, but "Renaissance" defied the trend. 

It's the first time a movie has opened over $20 million on this weekend in 20 years (since "The Last Samurai"), not including inflation.

Written, directed, and produced by Beyoncé, "Renaissance" centers on the Grammy-winning album's tour.

It made $6.4 million from 2,621 theaters when it opened in 2,539 theaters across the United States, Canada, and 94 other countries.

"We thank Beyoncé for bringing this amazing film directly to her fans on behalf of AMC Theatres Distribution and the entire theatrical industry," stated Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president of worldwide programming at AMC Theatres, in a statement. "

"It is a testament to her immense talent, not just as a performer but as a producer and director, to see it resonate with fans and with film critics on a weekend that many in the industry typically neglect."

"Renaissance" is off to a very strong start for a concert film, even though it fell short of "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour's" October $92.8 million opening. 

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