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|April 21, 2019|
Mercury rising at nation’s Box Office
HOLLYWOOD - The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is overperforming at the Box Office.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” ranks as the second-best start for a music biopic, following 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton”. For measure, it also topped the domestic debut of Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born,” which launched last month.
Rami Malek stars as iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, which cost around $50 million to produce. It’s a bittersweet symphony for Fox as the studio prepares to merge with Disney. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has generated a mixed critical response, though audiences have embraced it.
Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” launched this week at No. 2 on the lower end of expectations.
In third, Paramount’s “Nobody’s Fool” is the first R-rated comedy from Tyler Perry.
Rounding out the top five are “A Star Is Born” and “Halloween.”
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born” pocketed another $11.1 million bringing its domestic tally to a huge $165 million.
Story Date: November 10, 2018