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News November 20, 2018

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ hot on heels of highest grossing music biopic of all time

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ hot on heels of highest grossing music biopic of all time

Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed US$128 million at the US box office so far. It’s passed Walk the Line on the all-time list, the Johnny Cash biopic that grossed US$119 million after its release in 2005.

Now, Bohemian Rhapsody has moved into second place on the list of all-time highest-grossing music biopics in the US.

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Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

It’s now US$33 million behind the #1 highest-grossing music biopic, the 2015-released Straight Outta Compton, which made US$161 million for its retelling of the legend and loss behind N.W.A.

Just three weeks since its release Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed US$384 million, with US$256 million coming from overseas sales.

Bohemian Rhapsody has its work cut out for it to top the list however, the film had an overall production budget of US$52 million, whereas Straight Outta Compton’s overall budget was $US34 million.

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A recreation of Queen’s performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium on 13th July 1985

Watch a video comparing Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury side-by-side with the real 1985 Live Aid performance:

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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