Boo and I eagerly saw "Bohemian Rhapsody" on its opening weekend. Although MY review of the movie isn't as enthusiastic as many of my friends on social media, I still enjoyed.
I found it formulaic and predictable. However, I agree that Rami Malek's turn as Freddie Mercury is worth seeing and the conclusion of the film - a faithful recreation of Queen's Live Aid performance - is exhilarating. I also believe this is a movie you SHOULD see in the theater (rather than stream at home) because the Queen soundtrack sounds terrific on theater speakers.
The Queen biopic is definitely a hit and has brought in so much money it is now the second-highest grossing biopic in US history.
In its third week in release, the film, starring Rami Malek, has brought in another $15-mil to bring it's total domestic box office to $127-million, pushing the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line” into third place. Topping the list is still 2015’s N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” with $161-mil.
And the film is even doing better overseas, where it has brought in $265-million, making its total world box office $384-mil.
With a holiday weekend on the way, I wonder if it will pass Straight Outta Compton as movie fans decide to make it their Thanksgiving movie of choice - I also wonder how many Queen fans will see it again.