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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Has the Second-Biggest Box Office Opening of All Time for a Music Biopic — Can You Name the Movie That Remains at No. 1?

Nov 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” had a strong opening weekend at the box office, pulling in $50 million over the weekend in North America along with another $72 million internationally, Billboard reports.

“Notably, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ boasts the second-largest start of all time for a music biopic even when adjusted for inflation — only trailing behind N.W.A biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ at $60.2 million,” Billboard reports.

“Straight Outta Compton” was released in August 2015. “Bohemian Rhapsody” stars Emmy winner Rami Malek from USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.”

Billboard adds: “‘Rhapsody’s’ astounding performance at the box office comes after a tumultuous period leading up to the film’s release, including criticism that the film erased Mercury’s queer identity, production that came to a screeching halt late last year and accusations of sexual assault and improper on-set conduct leveled against the film’s original director, Bryan Singer — who was replaced mid-production.”

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  1. Great Film and Malek should get an Academy Award nomination.

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