‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes Second Highest-Grossing Music Biopic Domestically

The Queen biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, has earned enough money domestically to make it the second-highest-grossing music biopic.

By NathanG on November 19, 2018
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The Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has become the second highest-grossing music biopic domestically.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the film has reached this milestone after its third weekend in theaters. Earning $15.7 million the weekend of November 17, the Freddie Mercury biopic reached a total domestic box office of $127.8 million. 

With this total, Rhapsody pushes to the number two spot domestically, on the list of highest-grossing music biopics. The film comes behind 2015’s NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which earned $161 million during its domestic run. Rhapsody also replaces the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, which moves to third place with $119 million earned.

Internationally though, Bohemian Rhasposdy has had a dramatically larger performance, earning $256 million oversees.

The film has been generally well-received, with a stand-out performance from Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury garnering acclaim.

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