Bohemian Rhapsody becomes highest grossing musician biopic ever, with over $600 mn at global box office

FP Staff

Dec 14, 2018 12:17:53 IST

Bohemian Rhapsody has been gaining considerable praise since its release. The film recently secured nominations to the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild awards. Recent reports state that the film, featuring Rami Malek as Queen frontrunner Freddie Mercury, has become the highest grossing musician biopic ever.

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Image from Youtube

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Image from Youtube

The film has collected above $175 million in the domestic market, while in the international market, Bohemian Rhapsody earned $433 million. Both these numbers have set new records. As of Tuesday this week, the 20th Century Fox feature crossed $600 million at the global box office.

This particular split is quite huge considering the feature belongs to the non-comic book/fantasy/action movie genre. As per the report, more than 70 percent of the net earnings came in from foreign box office.

Recently, Queen's iconic single became the most world's most streamed song from the 20th century, as well as the most streamed Classic Rock song of all time. On 10 December, the original song and official video of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', taken from the group's 1975 album ' Night at the Opera, surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services.

Bohemian Rhapsody was directed by Brian Singer, who was later replaced by Dexter Fletcher.

Updated Date: Dec 14, 2018 12:17:53 IST