Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody Gallops Past $280 Million











L-R: Joe Mazzello (John Deacon), Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), and Gwilym Lee (Brian May) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Photo credit: Alex Bailey










L-R: Gwilym Lee (Brian May), Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), and Joe Mazzello (John Deacon) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Photo credit: Alex Bailey

The $55 million-budgeted Bryan Singer-directed (with a little help from Dexter Fletcher) Queen flick is already a spectacular hit! 

As at November 12, 2018, 'domestic' sales have galloped past $100 million – $104,782,117 to be exact – and worldwide sales reached $285,273,150. 

This was achieved on the back of generally unsatisfactory reviews. It currently gets 49% on Metacritic (which aggregates critics’ reviews) and a barely respectable 60% on Rotten Tomatoes (which measures the proportion of positive reviews). 

The fact of the matter is all the bad buzz in the world can’t kill a movie that people actually want to see! 

I know exactly what I’m getting – triply so with Bohemian Rhapsody: a legendary star (Freddie Mercury), a medley of oh-so-heavenly Queen songs and a straight-ahead rock-biopic format. And that is more than enough for me! 

Actually, according to Rotten Tomatoes’ audience score, 95% of people who saw it liked it.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a blockbuster, as far as I'm concerned!

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