“Bohemian Rhapsody” Highest Grossing Queer Film, Second-Highest Grossing Music Biopic of All Time

Moviegoers are having a good time. They're having a ball!

Alexa, play Queen “Don’t Stop Me Now.” The Queen biopic is absolutely slaying at the box office.

After earning another $15 million in its third week, the film is now the second-highest grossing music biopic of all time. The 2015 film about legendary rap group N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton, which made $161 million over its U.S. run, leads the pack. BoRhap currently sits between it and Walk The Line (2005). The movie about country great Johnny Cash earned $119.5 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.
 

Bohemian Rhapsody has currently collected $128 million, so it has quite a ways to go to best Compton, but its grand total has put it at the top of the list of highest grossing queer-themed films. The Birdcage held the post for over two decades. The film earned $124 million in 1996. 1994’s Interview with a Vampire is in third place with $105 million.

Not to rain on Queen’s parade, but their film is currently playing in nearly twice as many theaters as Birdcage, but let’s consider it as a giant step forward in LGBTQ acceptance and equality which would make Freddie Mercury quite proud.

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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