"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.

Black Panther Enters The Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies Of All Time

It seems like almost every week Black Panther breaks some new kind box fice record, and the film’s success doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The most recent box fice update has Marvel’s Wakandan epic making its way to some pretty impressive placements on some very coveted lists. 

According to Variety, the Ryan Coogler-directed film has grosses $1.28 billion worldwide, ficially passing Disney’s Frozen for its number 10 spot on the highest grossing movies worldwide. Black Panther‘s domestic take $652.5 million places it as the fourth highest grossing domestic film, passing JurassicWorld and placing it only a few million behind the number 3 film, James Cameron’s Titanic, which grossed $659.4 million. 

Black Panther is still holding strong at the box fice, even seven weeks after its release, so it’s entirely possible that we’ll be seeing the film move up another spot or two before it leaves theaters. The next film in the top 10 is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which currently holds a $54 million lead over Black Panther. Depending on the strength its next couple weeks at the box fice, Black Panther could have a serious shot at overtaking it.

Of course it’s coming up on some heavy competition, as Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (which also happens to feature an appearance from Black Panther) drops on the 25th, and is sure to be a box fice smash. Regardless whether or not Black Panther continues its hot streak, it’s clear that Marvel will just keep on winning, and that our collective obsession with superhero films isn’t going away any time soon.