Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury Queen biopic has all-time record smashed

Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury Queen biopic has all-time record smashed

September 19, 2023

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Back in 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody defied lukewarm reviews from the critics going on to become a box office smash around the world. 

The Queen biopic even won Best Picture at the Golden Globes and took home more Oscars than any other movie at the 2019 Academy Awards.

This included a Best Actor win for Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury himself.

The movie made a whopping $910.8 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing biopic ever.

However, this record has just been smashed by another blockbuster epic.

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According to Deadline, Oppenheimer’s box office total has hit $912 million this weekend.

This means the Christopher Nolan film has set a new record for the highest-grossing biopic in history. 

It’s especially impressive given that the movie is a three-hour R-rated (15 in the UK) drama.

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It’s unclear if Oppenheimer will reach $1 billion, but Universal have already made $4 billion this year, also helped by the likes of The Super Mario Bros Movie.

Nolan’s new film is his biggest hit at the international box office and is currently the second biggest R-rated movie ever.

Just ahead of the historic epic is Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker which took $1.074 million globally and is getting a sequel next year.

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