Queen Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Dominates The Weekend Box Office!


Bohemian Rhapsody, the much-hyped Queen biopic, topped the weekend box office taking in $50 million domestically.

Quite apart from it making its production budget back nearly three times over - it cost just over $50 million to make - it puts it in line for some potential box office records.

The movie made a huge $50 million on its opening weekend in the USA, and over $91 million overseas, bringing in a grand total of $141,703,510.

The new Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody opened this past weekend, and it is off to a hot start.

Before that, it was the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Johnny Cash movie Walk The Line, which made $186 million in 2004.

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Despite its prowess at the box office, the movie has been panned by many critics.

Actor Rami Malek has drawn raves for his portrayal of singer Freddie Mercury, who is at the center of the film's story.

Some have pointed to the turbulence behind the scenes, with Fox ultimately firing original director Bryan Singer - who retains his directing credit - and Dexter Fletcher being drafted in to finish things up. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

"Sacha wanted to make a very outrageous film, which I would imagine Freddie Mercury would have approved of", Frears told Vulture. Sacha loved all of that... Because Sacha was so outrageous and they weren't.