Bohemian Rhapsody
A scene from Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

Bohemian Rhapsody Takes The Box Office By Storm

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — 20th Century Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody took the box office by storm over the weekend, earning $50.0M in North American theaters and $122.5M worldwide from 65 territories on its debut weekend.

The film, which depicts the Mercury’s life, culminating in the band’s historic 1985 Live Aid performance in Wembley Stadium, features Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers in supporting roles.

Rhapsody was produced by by Graham King and former Queen manager Jim Beach, with Brian May and Roger Taylor, both surviving members of Queen, served as creative consultants for the film.

With an estimated production budget of $52 million to make, before marketing costs, according to Box Office Mojo, Rhapsody is on track to be a major hit for the studio.

Rhapsody was up against some stiff competition for its debut as well. Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms also opened this weekend, generating $20.0M in North American theaters and $58.5M worldwide from 46 territories

A live action fantasy-adventure mash-up of the E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Marius Petipa’s “The Nutcracker” the movie featured Keira Knightly, Mackenzie Foy, and Eugenio Derbez.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 4, are below.

Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $122.5M
Nutcracker And The Four Realms, The – Disney – $58.5M
Halloween – Universal – $29.3M
Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $25.0M
Venom – Sony – $23.4M
Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $15.9M
Nobody’s Fool – Paramount Pictures – $14.3M
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $12.7M
Intimate Strangers (2018) – Lotte Entertainment – $10.2M
House With A Clock In Its Walls, The – Multiple – $7.7M
Grand Bain, Le – Studiocanal – $7.3M
First Man – Universal – $7.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 4, are below.

Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $50.0M
Nutcracker And The Four Realms, The – Disney – $20.0M
Nobody’s Fool – Paramount – $14.0M
Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $11.1M
Halloween – Universal – $11.0M
Venom – Sony – $7.8M
Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $3.8M
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $3.7M
Hunter Killer – Lionsgate – $3.5M
Hate U Give, The – 20th Century Fox – $3.4M
First Man – Universal – $2.3M
Night School – Universal – $2.0M

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