‘Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé’ Lands Among Top 5 Highest-Grossing Concert Films Ever

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé is now among the highest-grossing concert films ever made, according to HipHopDX.

The film ranks fifth as it pulled in just over $38 million at the U.S. box office since its release on Dec. 1. It follows behind Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film, which set a record for making quarter of a billion dollars worldwide. Following up to Swift is Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never ($73 million), Michael Jackson’s This Is It ($72 million) and then Miley Cyrus’ Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds ($65 million) rounding out the top five.

The docu-film journeys the production of Bey’s Renaissance tour, which started three years ago. Directed by Beyoncé herself, the film debuted at No. 1 upon its release at the box office.

Bey took to Instagram on Wednesday (Dec. 6) to share a recap from both the domestic and international premieres of the documentary, and express her gratitude for support on creating “one of the hardest things” she’s ever done.

“I am so deeply thankful to AMC and every team member who worked so hard on this film. I just can’t thank all of you enough for your support,” the “Cuff It” singer began. “I practically slept in the edit, color, and mix sessions. The race against time continued in order to get this film out so quickly. But it was so worth all the grind.”

Bey also addressed criticism on the film, stating, “I also love seeing the positive take aways from people who were not my fans or didn’t yet know my story. The people who had no interest in seeing my shows who have now gained a deeper understanding and respect for all it takes to be a RENAISSANCE woman.”

The mother-of-three concluded her sentiments on the film, saying, “While I’m often critical and feel my art is never finished, the pendulum swings. I feel gratitude. We did it. We have the #1 movie in the country! And a 100 on Rotten Tomatoes. And it’s because of you and your support! I humbly thank you.”