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Bohemian Rhapsody is the highest-earning music biopic of all time

The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has officially is the highest-grossing music biopic.

The film, which stars Rami Malek as the late Freddie Mercury, premiered towards the end of October.

It has now grossed over £478 million ($600 million) at the box office worldwide, with £139 million ($175 million) of that made in the US alone.

The biopic outpaced the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton, which earned $161 million in the U.S box office.

In an interview with Deadline, president of 20th Century Fox’s worldwide marketing, Pam Levine and co-president Kevin Campbell gave some insight into why they think the film has performed so well: “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.”

They went on to explain: “Layer on top of that, a music catalog that could, on its own, power both a film and an entire marketing campaign, and we clearly had an incredible amount with which to work.”

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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