“Bohemian Rhapsody” Is the Champion of the Box Office

The Queen biopic is king of the box office with a $50 million opening.

Fox’s Queen biopic did more than alright. It won the domestic box office this weekend.

Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody, which stars Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, opened with a $50 million U.S. debut, reports Box Office Mojo. The debut broke free and performed well under pressure according to Variety. Last week, the film was expected to bring in around $35 million. Worldwide, the film, which had only a modest $50 million budget, has earned $141 million.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms starring Keira Knightly placed second with a $20 million opening. And Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool fronted by Tiffany Haddish came in third with $14 million.

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