Bohemian Rhapsody Continue To Rock Global Box Office
variety.com: “Bohemian Rhapsody” isn’t done rocking just yet. Fox and New Regency’s Queen musical has officially surpassed $900 million in ticket sales across the globe, continuing its mighty run as the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.
As of Sunday, the Oscar-winning movie has generated $685 million internationally, along with an impressive $216 million at the domestic box office. Though it has been out of North American cinemas for weeks, the film is still playing in theaters in China and becoming a huge hit among Japanese audiences, where it grossed $114 million. It also resonated in South Korea, earning $76 million, and the United Kingdom with $71 million.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” uses the legendary catalog of Queen music to chronicle the life of Freddie Mercury and the band’s rise to glory. Fox spent a modest $50 million to produce the movie, making its surprise success all the sweeter.
It wasn’t just moviegoers who rallied behind “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film also received love from the Academy, scoring four Oscars, including a win for Rami Malek’s portrayal of the iconic frontman Freddie Mercury. “Bohemian Rhapsody” also nabbed Golden Globes for motion picture drama and actor in a motion picture drama for Malek.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is now Fox’s fourth-biggest movie ever, following “Avatar,” “Titanic,” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.” Overseas, is still the studio’s fifth-best release to date.
Thanks to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Fox ended its storied run on a high note. Last month, Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.