Bohemian Rhapsody just crossed a Box Office milestone overseas


Bohemian Rhapsody goes on breaking records…

Bohemian Rhapsody is truly The Little Engine That Could.

BOX OFFICE Bohemian Rhapsody Just Crossed A Box Office Milestone Overseas
4 February 2019 by Gina Carbone

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If only Freddie Mercury were here to soak up all the love he’s been getting around the world. He’d definitely say domo arigato to the Japanese fans who’ve pushed Bohemian Rhapsody past $100 million just in that country alone.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, fans in Japan have so taken to Bohemian Rhapsody that the film has become something of a phenomenon. It has inspired repeat viewing, with fans dressing up in Queen costume and holding sing-along screenings. Bohemian Rhapsody had a modest start in Japan with a $4.6 million opening weekend, but it became a word-of-mouth hit. THR said last week was the 13th week that Bohemian Rhapsody was in the top five of Japan’s box office chart since it opened on November 9.

Japanese fans have been buying Queen CDs and pushing the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack to the top of the album charts. In December, Queen became the first non-Japanese act to have music take first and second place on the album charts.

Japan’s gross of $100 million is much more than any other market, except the domestic U.S./Canada box office, where Bohemian Rhapsody has made $208.5 million. That just edged it past A Star Is Born at the domestic box office; Bohemian was already waaaaayy ahead of that film overseas. So far, Bohemian has picked up a staggering $624.6 million at the foreign box office, according to Box Office Mojo. (Compare that to $209.5M for A Star Is Born.) The current worldwide total for the Queen movie is $833,201,451. And that’s off a reported production budget of $52 million!

It’s pretty cool to see how Queen’s music can still rock the world almost 50 years after the band formed in 1970.

Bohemian Rhapsody is truly The Little Engine That Could.