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L-R: Joe Mazzello (John Deacon), Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), and Gwilym Lee (Brian May) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.

After a massive promotional push, the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody debuted at number one at the box office with a big opening weekend.

Per BoxOfficeMojo.com, the film grossed $50 million in the U.S. in its opening weekend, which combined with the current gross in the U.K. and other world markets brings the film’s worldwide gross to $141 million.  All of this is fantastic news for 20th Century Fox, who estimated an U.S. opening weekend gross of $35-40 million and who made the film for $52 million, according to ABC News.

The film was anchored by the incredible performance by Rami Malek as Mercury, who has been garnering a lot of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the Queen frontman.  Of course, we still have a long way until January 22, 2019 when Academy Award nominations are announced, so fingers crossed for Malek!

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.