Screenshot from the film, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' secures spot on 2018's top 10 grossing movies

music news 14/12/2018

Another achievement added to Queen's belt for securing the ninth spot of the biggest grossing movie of the year.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' had already earned the title for the world's most successful movie biopic of all time and also fueled album and singles chart for Queen. Box Office Mojo reports that the biopic has cracked the $600m USD ($873.8m NZD) since it's opening weekend in November.

Sitting on the ninth spot, the movie is under $25m NZD below the No.8 on the list, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'. The current top-earning movie this year goes to 'Avengers: Infinity War' that earned over $2 billion USD worldwide.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' has been nominated for two Golden Globes last week in the 'Best Motion Picture - Drama' category and Rami Malek (portrayed Freddie Mercury) has been nominated for the 'Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama'. There are also speculations around a potential Oscar nomination for Malek's fine portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

The movie's wild success from a tight budget of $55 million USD has sparked a trend within the music industry, with a couple of biopics in the works.

Universal Pictures has recently announced a Prince project which will follow along the lines of 'Mamma Mia' instead of a biopic. Journey's Arnel Pineda will also be getting a potential biopic, directed by the same director as 'Crazy Rich Asians'.

A Motley Crue biopic, 'The Dirt' has been completed and is due for release on the 22nd March. Elton John's 'Rocketman' biopic will also hit cinemas on 17th May, directed by Dexter Fletcher who also replaced Bryan Singer as director for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' biopic.