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Bohemian Rhapsody passes $600 million worldwide

Following hot on the heels of its Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor (Rami Malek), 20th Century Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is celebrating once again as it reaches a new box office milestone.

The film, which sees Rami Malek taking on the role of the iconic Queen frontman, has passed the $600 million mark globally, having amassed a box office haul of $608.7 million to date. Of that total, $175.7 million comes from North America, with a further $433 million from the international markets.

“Once our marketing team saw the film, we knew immediately that our key charge was to ensure that we created a global campaign that matched the singular energy and communal exhilaration of the theatrical experience,” said Fox’s President of Worldwide Marketing Pam Levine and Co-President Kevin Campbell. “Layer on top of that, a music catalog that could, on its own, power
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Bohemian Rhapsody passes $500 million worldwide

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has hit two major box office milestones this weekend, soaring past the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office as well as overtaking the $161 million domestic haul of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton to become the highest-grossing music biopic in history.

The film, which sees Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek taking on the role of the legendary Queen frontman, has proven to be an enormous success for 20th Century Fox, having amassed $539.6 million around the globe from a budget of just $55 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody is still performing well, and is expected to finish up its run with over $600 million, particularly if it receives some recognition from the Academy when the Oscar contenders are announced.

See Also: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bohemian Rhapsody would have been much more “outrageous”

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury,
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The Tragedy of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Isn’t How Freddie Mercury Died, It’s How (It Thinks) He Lived and the Man Behind the Camera

If polls were run to see who the most iconic personality in music is, the results would certainly lean towards Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the bastion of beautifully flamboyant, unchecked and unmatched opulence. Decades after his untimely passing from AIDS and his presence is one both widely felt and deeply missed. Of course that means a life as flashy, defiant and legendary as his would make for a great movie, as its taken near thirty years for that life to grace the big screen. After watching it, though, who the hell at 20th Century Fox thought any of what passes for history and entertainment in Bohemian Rhapsody was right? And what’s worse is this is what audiences and Queen fans think is masterful and respectful storytelling?!

To say it paints by numbers and connects dots in its exploration of the rise, “fall and redemption” of Queen throughout the 1970s
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bohemian Rhapsody would have been much more “outrageous”

Some eight years after it was first announced, the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finally made it to the big screen this past weekend, with Mr. Robot star Rami Malek taking on the role of the iconic Queen frontman, and earning rave reviews for his performance.

Long before Malek’s casting, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen spent a couple of years attached to the role of Freddie, only to depart the project over creative differences with the surviving members of Queen. And, speaking to Vulture, filmmaker Stephen Frears – who was attached to direct Cohen – has revealed that they were planning a much more “outrageous” take than what we got from the final film.

“Sacha wanted to make a very outrageous film, which I would imagine Freddie Mercury would have approved of,” said Frears. “Outrageous in terms of his homosexuality and outrageous in terms of endless naked scenes. Sacha loved all of that…
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Doesn’t Straightwash, but It’s Confused About Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Doesn’t Straightwash, but It’s Confused About Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality
There has been much hand-wringing over the portrayal of iconic bisexual Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” From the film’s inception in 2010, media critics, rock biographers, and queer writers have (justifiably) worried the film would leave out, or at least soft pedal, Mercury’s AIDS-related death and relationships with men. An initial trailer appeared to confirm these fears, prompting gay TV writer Bryan Fuller to tweet his frustration.

Rami Malek, who threw himself into the role of Mercury, also threw himself into the fray when he stumbled over a question of whether Mercury was a gay icon. “What’s really great about him is he never, uh, wanted to or thought of himself as being boxed into anything. He just was,” he stammered. “If he’s an icon to one, there’s no reason that it requires another adjective, as far I see.” When asked about the movie’s purported “straightwashing,
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Rami Malek does his best to elevate “Bohemian Rhapsody” from being a standard biopic

We live in an era where the biopic has undergone an evolution. No longer is a garden variety look at a celebrity’s life acceptable as pure Oscar bait. More often, a nuanced take is the norm. Especially with awards season contenders, films will look in on someone’s life during a seminal moment or time period. Those biopics that avoid this new norm tend to fall short. Opening this week, Bohemian Rhapsody is another example of that. Rami Malek is terrific playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that’s for sure, but the movie itself falls short of the intended mark. It simply has very little to say about its subject. As you might imagine, the film is a look at the life of Freddie Mercury (Malek), who would go on to become one of the biggest rock and roll stars on the planet. The focus here is on everything
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Second Opinion – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazello, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Tom Hollander, Aiden Gillen, Allen Leech, Aaron McCusker and Mike Myers.

Synopsis:

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

How do you make a biopic of Freddie Mercury? Notoriously shy in his private life and an enigma to most, how do you make a film that gets beneath the veil of the greatest showmen of all time? In the case of Bohemian Rhapsody, you don’t. Whilst pitched as a biopic, it feels more like a journey through Queen’s greatest hits, with elements of Mercury’s story thrown in but never fully explored.

If you love Queen (and who doesn’t) then you will enjoy Bohemian Rhapsody. Every Queen hit is played and the meticulous recreation of their Live Aid set from 1985 is stunning.
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Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody gets a final trailer

Coinciding with its UK release, and just a week to go until it arrives in Us cinemas, the final trailer has been revealed for 20th Century Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which you can watch here…

See Also: Read our ★★★★ review of Bohemian Rhapsody here

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family,
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Movie Review – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen. Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Aaron McCusker, Dermot Murphy, Meneka Das, Ace Bhatti, Dickie Beau, Neil Fox-Roberts, Philip Andrew, Matthew Houston, Michelle Duncan, Max Bennett, Adam Rauf, Scott Morrison Watson, and Mike Myers.

Synopsis:

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Immediately after releasing the iconic, genre-bending classic song Bohemian Rhapsody, professional music critics blasted the piece. Like many great works, it was simply misunderstood for its time; something so ambitious and unlike anything out there that no one really knew how to analyze it, or could have ever predicted that it would have become the phenomenon it was and still is today.

Bohemian Rhapsody the film, is already being met with a mixed reaction and understandably so, although much like the success of the song itself,
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Bohemian Rhapsody gets an IMAX poster

We’re a week away from the release of the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and 20th Century Fox has now released a new poster for the film’s IMAX release depicting Mercury’s legendary performance at Wembley Stadium. Check it out here….

See Also: Queen will rock you in new Bohemian Rhapsody clip

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the
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Queen will rock you in new Bohemian Rhapsody clip

With just a week to go until Bohemian Rhapsody arrives in cinemas, 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from the upcoming biopic which sees Queen in the studio creating their hit ‘We Will Rock You’; watch it here…

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a
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Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

With the release of Bohemian Rhapsody fast approaching, 20th Century Fox has unveiled a selection of new TV spots for the Freddie Mercury biopic which showcase some of Queen’s greatest hits in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Somebody to Love’. Check them out here, or watch them over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody to rock U.S. box office with $30 million opening weekend

See Also: ‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen frontman

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control,
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Bohemian Rhapsody to rock U.S. box office with $30 million opening weekend

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming biopic of the legendary British rock band Queen and its iconic frontman Freddie Mercury, and according to tracking estimates the film is set to rock the North American box office.

According to Variety, the Bryan Singer/Dexter Fletcher-directed movie – which stars Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury – is looking at a domestic opening weekend in the region of $30 million. That would put it ahead of the Tupac Shakur film All Eyez on Me ($26.4 million) and second only to Straight Outta Compton ($60 million) in terms of the biggest music biopic openings ever.

Bohemian Rhapsody opens in the States on November 2nd alongside Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and the Tiffany Haddish comedy Nobody’s Fool.

See Also: ‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the
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‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen frontman

Ahead of its UK release later this month, a new featurette has arrived online for Bohemian Rhapsody, entitled ‘Becoming Freddie’ which sees stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, producer Graham King, and movement coach Polly Bennett discuss Malek’s transformation into Queen’s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury; watch it here…

See Also: Rami Malek responds to Bohemian Rhapsody criticism

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
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Rami Malek responds to Bohemian Rhapsody criticism

While there seems to be a lot of anticipation for Rami Malek’s take on the iconic Queen frontman in the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the film has found itself coming in for some criticism during its marketing campaign, particularly off the back of the first trailer and synopsis.

These seemed to almost completely gloss over Mercury’s sexuality and his battle against AIDS, leading many to question the film’s authenticity. Some went even further, such as Hannibal and American GodsBryan Fuller, who accused 20th Century Fox of “hetwashing”.

During an interview with Attitude magazine, Rami Malek has addressed the criticisms, stating that he hopes people don’t judge the movie based upon the first trailer:

“It’s difficult. First, let me say that I don’t think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS. I don’t
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Bohemian Rhapsody clip shows the recording of the iconic title song

20th Century Fox has released the first clip from its upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which sees Mercury (Rami Malek) encouraging his bandmate Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) to hit the high notes while recording Queen’s iconic track, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’; watch it here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody here

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy
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New images from Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

Four new images have arrived online for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which give us another look some of the film’s musical scenes; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody here

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders,
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New trailer for Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will rock you

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody featuring plenty of previously unseen footage from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic. The film stars Rami Malek as the legendary Queen frontman alongside Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon; watch it here…

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy
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Bryan Singer will receive directing credit on Bohemian Rhapsody despite his dismissal

Back in December 20th Century Fox announced that it had fired Bryan Singer from Bohemian Rhapsody with just two weeks of filming remaining on the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, with Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) subsequently taking over to complete the picture.

Singer was removed from the film amid rumours that he’d been incredibly difficult to work with during the production, and also went missing from the set after a Thanksgiving holiday (allegations he denied in a statement following his dismissal).

Well, it seems that unlike Solo: A Star Wars Story, which saw Ron Howard replacing Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Singer will remain credited as director of the film, with producer Graham King telling Empire:

“Bryan Singer is the credited director of the film. Basically, Bryan had some personal issues going on. He wanted to hiatus the movie to deal with them, and the movie had to get finished.
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Bryan Fuller criticises Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for hetwashing

Earlier this week we saw the first teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-gestating biopic of legendary British rock band Queen and front-man Freddie Mercury.

The teaser appeared to generate a lot of excitement, but one person who wasn’t particularly impressed was Hannibal and American Gods creator Bryan Fuller, who took to social media to criticise the trailer for ‘hetwashing’ with regards to Mercury’s sexuality.

“Anyone else mildly annoyed that the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer features gay/bi superstar Freddie Mercury flirting with and twirling with a woman but no indication of his love of men?” wrote Fuller.

He also took exception to the official synopsis, which describes Mercury as having a “life-threatening illness”, rather than specifying that his condition was AIDS:

“Dear 20th Century Fox: Yes, it was a life-threatening illness, but more specifically it was AIDS. From having gay sex with men. Do better.”

Anyone Else
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