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Queen Movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Highest-Grossing Music Biopic Ever
The Bohemian Rhapsody biopic based on the life of GRAMMY-nominated band Queen has become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.
The film now holds the record domestically, internationally and worldwide, taking the throne from the previous record holder, 2015’s Straight Outta Compton.
Deadline reports that the film has earned $175.7 million in North America and $433 million internationally for a total of $608.7 million as of Wednesday, Dec.12.
The film has received nominations for the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes.
Actor Rami Malek, who plays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, shared a message with Queen fans earlier this year about his excitement for telling the band's story.
"Die-hard Queen fans, I'm very excited for them to see this film, I'm become pretty much a die-hard Queen fan myself," Malek shared. "What's special about this film is that we get to see the coming of age of this band from all walks of life, come together and collaborate on the greatest songs we've ever heard. You get the see the making of those songs and you get to see the glory of them resurrected onstage."
The ‘70s rock band, led by the vivacious Mercury who died at 45 of AIDS-related illness, faced criticism during their career, with one Rolling Stone critic calling them “the first truly fascist rock band.” But that couldn't stop the band's popularity; Queen regularly filled concert venues while on tour, and "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You" remain two of the most iconic rock songs to this day.