"Bohemian Rhapsody" Freddie Mercury Biopic Wins With $50M Opening Weekend

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was anticipated to tug in someplace between $35M-$40M in its opening weekend, however now new estimates present the movie has cashed in on a $50M debut to soar to the highest on the field fice this weekend. Currently, the movie boasts an 88 % optimistic ranking from audiences on CinemaScore. It marks the second largest begin all time for a music biopic for the reason that mania surrounding Straight Outta Compton, which earned $60.2 million its first week.

The movie chronicles the story legendary British rock band Queen and its frontman Mercury. It's the most recent music-themed movie to rock field fices this season, coming in forward the $42.9 million debut determine loved by the Lady Gaga-led A Star Is Born movie. It's additionally an incredible improvement for a movie that was so troubled behind-the-scenes with director Bryan Singer being fired shortly earlier than the top  manufacturing. While he retains the one credit score as director, he was changed by Dexter Fletcher on the eleventh hour. Costing $52 million to create, the movie seems to be one other win for Fox this yr whose solely different large opening this yr got here from Deadpool 2.

Following behind Rhapsody, you may discover Disney's Nutcracker and the Four Realms coming into at a dismal $20 million within the United States, marking a serious miss for the $125 million-budget Disney movie. Tyler Perry's Nobody's Fool, the director's first R-rated comedy, starring Tiffany Haddish marks one the bottom entries Perry's profession with $13.5-$14M.