Queen may be in love with their car, but audiences are absolutely in love with Bohemian Rhapsody. Just one month after the Rami Malek film became the second-highest grossing music biopic, it has now come out as a Box Office champion, taking the number one spot as the highest-grossing biopic of all time.
With a current gross of $175 million domestically, Bohemian Rhapsody has knocked 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($161 million) to the second place with 2005’s Walk the Line, which starred Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, landing in third place with $119 million. Despite just a $52 million budget, Bohemian Rhapsody has already made a whopping $608.7 million globally and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down as Hollywood heads into the thick of Oscar season.
While Malek absolutely shines as the late Freddie Mercury in the film, Bohemian tells the story of the genesis of one of music’s greatest rock bands of all time and the journey they embarked on that led them to their iconic performance at the 1985 Live Aid. The film currently holds a 62% on Rotten Tomatoes with a 92% audience ranking. Malek’s performance has been consistently praised by both critics and audiences, placing him as a frontrunner in the Oscar’s Best Actor category. He recently was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and a Critic’s Choice Award. The flim itself was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
On top of Bohemian Rhapsody’s huge achievement, the band itself has reached an incredible milestone at the same time as “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been crowned as most-streamed song of the 20th century passing 1.5 billion streams.
— Universal Music Group (@UMG) December 11, 2018
Congrats to the “Killer Queen” Bohemian Rhapsody! Have you seen the musical biopic yet? If not, be sure to check it out in theaters now!
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