Published: Tue, November 06, 2018

Queen Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is The Champion Of The Weekend Box Office

Queen Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is The Champion Of The Weekend Box Office

Bohemian Rhapsody is set for release on November 2nd in the U.S. and features a cast that includes Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin, Aaron McCusker as Jim Hutton, Aidan Gillen as John Reid, Tom Hollander as Jim Beach, Allen Leech as Paul Prenter and Mike Myers as Ray Foster.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" attracted crowds despite mixed reviews from critics. "They were much more conventional".

For more on Bohemian Rhapsody, check out GameSpot sister site CNET's review. Mercury's tragic death from AIDS was a defining moment in the early '90s fight for AIDS awareness. When Mercury plays "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Live Aid, the lyrics "I don't want to die / I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all", take on a whole new meaning, delivered from the lips of a man who himself is at death's door. "It's insulting to see the lengths to which this film tries to capture the melodrama of Queen's music, and humiliating to see the lengths by which it fails".


The Queen biopic is the box office champion now this weekend, reaching a $50 million launch across North American box offices, making it the second biggest start ALL TIME for a music biopic right behind Straight Outta Compton's $60.2 million!

Meanwhile, the true story is quite different: Other members of Queen went solo before Mercury did, the band toured together for the year leading up to Live Aid to support their album The Works, and Mercury's illness is not what brought the band back together.

As Google will clearly tell you, drummer Roger Taylor released a solo album in 1981 (Fun in Space) and another in 1984 (Strange Frontier).

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