‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks the box office

Laurie Sparham  Disney

Laurie Sparham Disney

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the champion of the box office this weekend.

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.

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.

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. However, rumor has it that the studio sought to fire him over misconduct allegations levied by a much younger man.

The film's global performance was equally impressive, with an overseas box office of $72.5 million, for a total of $122.5 million in its first two days of release.

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On Saturday, however, he and the rest of the B's were silenced in their 1-0 loss to the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Bruins will head back home to TD Garden on Monday, when they clash with ex-Bruin Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars.

But it won't matter much, considering Disney is in the middle of the merging process with 20th Century Fox, as they just bought the company.

A Wrinkle in Time, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms underperformed in comparison to their respective production and marketing budgets.

Congrats to Bohemian Rhapsody, for it is the most popular movie in America right now!

While only 10-minutes of the performance made it into the theatrical cut, fans will be able to see Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joseph Mazzello tear down Wembley Stadium in full when the movie gets a digital and physical media release.

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