Actor Allen Leech, musician Brian may, actor Rami Malek, musican Roger Taylor and actors Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee attend the NY special screening of Bohemian Rhapsody

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Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Number 2 On Music Biopic List

November 18, 2018

Don't stop the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody now — it's having such a good time at the box office. In its third weekend in theaters the Queen film brought in another $15 million stateside, making it the second biggest music biopic in U.S. history.

The latest box office returns find Bohemian Rhapsody holding strong at No. 3 for the week, and it's now brought in a supersonic total of more than $127 million in America since its debut. That places this shooting star right behind 2015's N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which took in more than $161 million. Walk the Line, the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, now falls to third place.

In global measures, the news is even better. To date, Bohemian Rhapsody has brought in over $265 million overseas, bringing its current worldwide total to $384 million. Straight Outta Compton "only" made $40 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $201 million.