Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” rocked the box office with $50 million on the opening weekend. “Bohemian Rhapsody” become the second-best opening for a music biopic ever behind “Straight Outta Compton” that was released in 2015.
Internationally, “Bohemian Rhapsody” delivered a solid opening, earned more than $91 million from 64 total overseas with the UK leading up with total gross $26.5 million, while other highlights include a $7.7 million debut in France followed by Mexico ($5.8m), Germany ($5.7m), South Korea ($5.7m). Australia ($5.4m), Spain ($4.8m) and the Netherlands ($1.6m).
“Bohemian Rhapsody” tells us a story of a chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert. Starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody” received mix reviews. Holds 60% at rotten tomatoes and 49 metascore, but still managed to get attention from audiences and Queen’s fans, with 98% fans score and received 8.4/10 at IMDb site and managed to rocks number 1 at the box office.
Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” took the second spot. Suffered from negative reviews, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” only brings an estimated $20 million debut.
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” also debuted in 45 international markets this weekend, bringing in an estimated $38.5 million for a $58.5 million global debut. Leading the way was a $12 million opening in China followed by Italy ($5.5m), Germany ($2.7m), Mexico ($2.3m), Spain ($2.2m), UK ($2.1m) and Brazil ($1.7m). The film will add releases in Australia, France and Japan at the end of the month, with openings in Korea and Russia set for early December.
Paramount’s “Nobody’s Fool” finished at number 3 with an estimated $14 million. The R-rated Tyler Perry comedy stars Tiffany Haddish and was well-received by opening day audiences, receiving an “A-” CinemaScore.
Warner Bros’ “A Star is Born” shows so sign of slowing down. The musical-drama took the number 4 at the box office this weekend with an estimated $11.1 million. “A Star is Born” scored $295 million worldwide.
Finished at number 5, Universal’s “Halloween”, which dropped a bit more than expected as it entered its third week in release, delivering an estimated $11 million three-day for a domestic cume that now tops $150 million. Including an additional $18.3 million internationally this weekend, the film’s worldwide cume now totals just shy of $230 million.