Now, Bohemian Rhapsody has moved into second place on the list of all-time highest-grossing music biopics in the US.
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.
Watch a video comparing Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury side-by-side with the real 1985 Live Aid performance:
I DIDNT REALIZE THEY DID IT THIS PRECISELY pic.twitter.com/05f6ZW1TMn
— BEST OF FREDDIE MERCURY (@MOMENTOFMERCURY) November 11, 2018