Queen Film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes Second-Highest Grossing Music Biopic of All Time
Film pushes past Walk the Line on all-time list, stands $34 million behind Straight Outta Compton at domestic box office
After earning another $15 million at the box office in its third week of release, theÂ QueenÂ biopicÂ Bohemian RhapsodyÂ moved into second place on the list of all-time highest-grossing music biopics.
OnlyÂ Straight Outta Compton, which made $161 million over its domestic theatrical run in summer 2015, stands ahead ofÂ Bohemian RhapsodyÂ after that biopic pushed its domestic total to $127 million in its first three weeks of release.Â Bohemian RhapsodyÂ finished third in this week’s box office, behindÂ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldÂ andÂ The Grinch,Â Varietyreports.
Thanks to its $15 million weekend,Â Bohemian RhapsodyÂ passed the Johnny Cash biopicÂ Walk the LineÂ on the all-time list; that 2005 film, with its $119 million domestic box office total, was Number One onÂ Box Office Mojo’s list of top-grossing music biopicsÂ for nearly a decade until it was unseated byÂ Straight Outta Compton. Prior toÂ Walk the Line, 2004’sÂ RayÂ held the title for a year to end a 24-year reign by the Loretta Lynn biopicÂ The Coal Miner’s Daughter.
WhileÂ Straight Outta Compton”˜s $34 million leeway might be too much forÂ Bohemian RhapsodyÂ to overcome at the box office, the Queen biopic has been dominate worldwide and a testament to the band’s global legacy.
Overseas,Â Bohemian RhapsodyÂ has so far made $256 million ”“ 66 percent of its worldwide gross ”“ to push its total box office to $384 million. The biopic’s production budget was $52 million.