Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Queen Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is The Champion Of The Weekend Box Office

Queen Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is The Champion Of The Weekend Box Office

All this being said, Bohemian Rhapsody did fetch $50 million Dollars at the North American box office this weekend, so maybe it doesn't really matter.

The Queen biopic took the No. 1 spot with an estimated $50 million haul in North America and $141.7 million globally.

Congrats to Bohemian Rhapsody, for it is the most popular movie in America right now!

Bohemian Rhapsody is set for release on November 2nd in the United States and features a cast that includes Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin, Aaron McCusker as Jim Hutton, Aidan Gillen as John Reid, Tom Hollander as Jim Beach, Allen Leech as Paul Prenter and Mike Myers as Ray Foster. However, the movie itself has drawn some very critical reviews.

Yet, a strong performance from Malek, which is producing some Oscar buzz, and the rocking soundtrack of Queen's greatest hits were enough of a draw.

Not too damn bad, considering it's much better than expected for the Rami Malek-starring film that follows the legendary British band.

On screen, though, the movie leads you to believe that it was Mercury's solo ambitions that caused friction in Queen, even though Taylor - who is played by Ben Hardy in the movie and presented as Mercury's biggest rival in the band - already made two solo albums in real life way before Mercury ever did. "Straight Outta Compton" is the highest, having opened to $60.2 million back in 2015.

And with a solid A CinemaScore, and close to 5 stars on PostTrak, Bohemian Rhapsody isn't calming down.

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.

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