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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has made nearly $1 billion so far

It took £54 million in the UK alone

Bohemian Rhapsody has made nearly $1 billion (£760 million) taking in box office receipts of over $900 (£687 million) around the world.

The Oscar-winning Queen biopic generated $901 million (£688 million) internationally, according to Variety. Of those figures, it has been a huge hit in Japan where it has grossed $114 million (£87 million), a further $76 million (£58 million) in South Korea and in the United Kingdom where it has brought in returns of $71 million (£54 million).

The ticket sales show a huge return for the biopic, which itself only cost Fox $50 million (£38.2 million) to make.

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Bohemian Rhapsody, swept the board at major film awards earlier this year including winning accolades for Best Picture at the Golden Globes and numerous Best Actor awards for Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury in the blockbuster.

Rudi Dolezal, the director of many Queen music videos, recently revealed that a sequel could also be in the pipeline with the group’s legendary manager and film producer, Jim Beach, expected to back a second biopic about the band and its late frontman, Freddie Mercury

“I’m sure he [Beach] plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid,” Dolezal said, adding that a sequel is now “being heavily discussed in the Queen family.”

Fans will be able to get stuck into more visual Queen theatrics when a documentary about Queen and Adam Lambert airs in the US later this month.

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The two-hour film, The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, is to be shown on ABC on April 29 and will follow the band’s ongoing collaboration with Adam Lambert.

Lambert, who opened the 2019 Oscars by performing with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, has toured regularly as lead singer of the band since 2011.

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