“Bohemian Rhapsody” remains box office Queen with supersonic $285M cume
11 November 2018
The Freddie Mercury flick earned a supersonic $63m overseas, dropping an average of 15% overseas as it crossed $100 million domestic.
Bohemian Rhapsody rallied a little over the weekend, earning $30 million in its second Fri-Sun frame to get over the $100m domestic milestone. That’s a 40% drop from its larger-than-expected $51m launch, and a superb 3.52x weekend multiplier. The film played around 3% better among those under 25 and 3% better than those 18-34 on this weekend than it did last weekend, which may slightly explain the Saturday upturn. Anyway, the film has now earned $100m in ten days of domestic release and has earned a whopping $185m overseas thus far on a $55m budget.
That 40% drop is a better hold than Straight Outta Compton (-56% from a $60 million launch) and not much bigger of a drop than A Star Is Born (-33% from a $43m launch). If it plays like Straight Outta Compton from this point onward (unlikely, but humor me), we’re still looking at a $145m domestic total. But since folks like this one and it’ll be a consensus choice for large groups (and a film that adults catch up with on date night), I’m guessing a domestic finish of around $165m-$170m.
That would make Bohemian Rhapsody the biggest musical biopic ever in unadjusted domestic grosses.