& # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; is again a hit: Queen Biopic Rocks with $ 50 million

& # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; is again a hit: Queen Biopic Rocks with $ 50 million

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Rami Malek talks about his favorite Queen songs and how adrenaline helped him to channel Freddie Mercury into the new biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody".
USA TODAY

NEW YORK – The biography "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddie Mercury has dismissed the production issues Mediocre reviews for a debut with an estimated $ 50 million in weekend ticket sales far above expectations.

The long-stretched movie starring Rami Malek as Queen Frontman was earmarked for just under $ 35- $ 40 million on its opening weekend. However, the crowd was drawn to the theaters by the appeal of Malek's widely praised performances and Queen's footballing anthems.

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Rounding out the rest of the top five: Disney's live action "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" with Mackenzie Foy as Clara was a distant second with $ 20 million, despite a budget of $ 125 million, while Tiffany Haddish's new comedy is here , "Nobody's Fool" came in third with $ 14 million.

The "A Star Is Born" Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga remake slipped $ 11.1 million to fifth place in the fifth week and narrowed the final "Halloween" movie with Jamie Lee Curtis, earning $ 11 million was fifth.

The final numbers are expected on Monday.

Contribute: Kim Willis

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& # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; is a footballing feast of Queen, her music and her extraordinary singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shook conventions to become one of the most popular entertainers in the world.
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