'Bohemian Rhapsody' Surpasses 'Straight Outta Compton' For Highest-Grossing Music Biopic Of All Time
The Queen biopic has been well-received across the world.
Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie centered around rock band Queen, is the second highest-grossing music biopic of all time, behind the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Now, Bohemian Rhapsody has surpassed Straight Outta Compton for highest-grossing music biopic of all time.
The film has earned $608.7 million globally according to Deadline, having grossed $175.7 million in North America and $433 million across the rest of the world. N.W.A earned $202 million globally, grossing $161 million domestically and $40 million abroad according to Billboard.
Aside from being a box office hit, the film also received praise from Queen band member Brian May, who praised Rami Malek for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
“He’s incredible. Without doubt, he’ll be on the nominations list for an Oscar…He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable,” May said to Cinema Blend.
“I think that’s the most important takeaway from all of this – that the music and his story are going to outlive us all…,” Malek said in an interview with the Wrap. “The gift of playing him is everything to me. He’s a human being who struggled so much, with every aspect of his identity, his heritage and obviously his sexual identity. And he found a way to be one of the boldest, most audacious, confident, spectacular, authentic, defiant human beings the world will ever know.”