With $50 million debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews to debut with an estimated $50 million in weekend ticket sales, well above expectations.

The 20th Century Fox release starring Rami Malek as the Queen frontman has been pegged for closer to $35-40 million in its opening weekend. But audiences were compelled to theaters by the allure of Malek’s widely praised performance and by Queen’s foot-stomping anthems.

Opening in a distant second place was Disney’s lavish, big-budget “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

Despite a budget of $125 million, the film debuted with just $20 million. Disney’s disappointment could be mitigated by the fact that it will soon own the studio that bested it, Fox.

The Tiffany Haddish comedy “Nobody’s Fool” opened in third with $14 million.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
32°
Menomonie
32°
Chetek
32°
Durand
37°
Ladysmith
30°
Neillsville
30°
Rice Lake
33°
New Richmond
34°
Black River Falls
32°
Medford
30°
River Falls
36°
Duluth
34°
Green Bay
35°
La Crosse
35°
Madison
32°
Milwaukee
30°
Twin Cities
37°
Notice: Light snow will bring accumulation to Eau Claire

Notice: Light snow will bring accumulation to Eau Claire

It felt nice outside today! Even though we got close to average, it was a lot warmer than we've been

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content