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.”