Christmas came early for Illumination’s The Grinch, which made off with $66 million at U.S. theaters. The Grinch box office haul made stealing Christmas look like a piece of cake, taking the previous weekend’s box office crown from reigning champion Bohemian Rhapsody.
But on the global stage, Venom is still going strong, officially passing Justice League at the worldwide box office.
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Queen is one of those bands that everyone sings along with when one of their trademark tunes comes on the radio. So it should come as no surprise that a rock biopic bearing the title of one of their most famous songs topped the box office last weekend.
Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of the unique rock band Queen and their energetic frontman Freddie Mercury, landed at the top of the box office this weekend. While projections had the movie making somewhere in the mid-$30 million range, the rock biopic exceeded expectations impressively with $50 million. But how did the rest of the box office openers fare? Read More »
With just one week until the film starts hitting theaters, the final Bohemian Rhapsody trailer has arrived, and thankfully, this one offers a little more than a greatest hits assembly of cliched moments from a rock and roll biopic. Of course, the biopic tropes are still there, but this trailer actually hones in on the hardships that Queen faced, especially when it comes to frontman Freddie Mercury, played by Mr. Robot star Rami Malek.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, we’ve got a batch of new featurettes going behind the scenes of the new World War II zombie thriller Overlord, looking at the legacy of Halloween after 40 years, and a peak at how one of the concert scenes from the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody used the voices of real fans to make the crowd sounds. Read More »
Becoming a rock icon is always a difficult job, but playing one that’s still living? That’s a Herculean task that each of the stars, with the exception of Rami Malek, had to take on in Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s the equivalent of playing Mozart’s concertos while Mozart watches you like a hawk. But Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, and Ben Hardy were up to the task, as shown in the latest Bohemian Rhapsody featurette released by 20th Century Fox.
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Reactions from early screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody have hit the interwebs, and even as the Bryan Singer film received mixed reviews, most critics have found something to love about this by-the-numbers biopic. Or rather, somebody to love. Namely, star Rami Malek, whose performance as the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has already begun to gather Oscar buzz.
Below, what critics have to say about the Bohemian Rhapsody early buzz.
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A new Bohemian Rhapsody clip is ready to rock you – if that’s something you’re in the mood for. Here we get to watch Freddie Mercury and that gang come up with the now-iconic beat from “We Will Rock You”, blissfully unaware that some day, the song in question would be played during every single sporting event. Watch the Bohemian Rhapsody clip below!
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Is this the real life? Well, it’s not a fantasy – a new report says that early tracking numbers for Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody suggest the long-in-the-works biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury could make as much as $30 million in its opening weekend. That would be enough to make it the second-highest opening ever for a music biopic. Find out what competition it has to beat below.
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One of the most anticipated movies of the fall is Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of classic rock band Queen and their show-stopping frontman Freddie Mercury. The movie will undoubtedly be in the running for awards when the time comes, but in the meantime, you can check out a new Bohemian Rhapsody clip that shows the making of Queen’s titular track that people can’t help but sing when they hear it, no matter where they are. Read More »
Fall is nearly upon us. That means it’s time for pumpkin spice everything and anticipating a whole new slate of movies hitting theaters, many of which will be heavy hitters during awards season. But when it comes to general audiences, they’re not all that interested in the prestige pictures right now. That might mostly be because they’re not on everyone’s radar yet, but even so, it’s the blockbusters featuring familiar characters and famous rock stars that audiences are most eager to see.
Fandango recently surveyed movigoers in an effort to figure out what the most anticipated fall 2018 movies are this season, and it’s quite the bummer that Halloween and Creed II didn’t crack the top five. Instead, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald came out on top, proving Harry Potter fever is a lot like herpes; once you have it, you can’t get rid of it. Read More »