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Bohemian Rhapsody Is Now the Highest-Grossing Musical Biopic Ever 

Bohemian Rhapsody Is Now the Highest-Grossing Musical Biopic Ever 

Bohemian Rhapsody

The movie about Queen front man Freddie Mercury has grossed over $600 million worldwide. 

In one of the best years for LGBTQ representation on film with more than 30 queer-themed movies landing theatrical releases in 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody is now the highest-grossing biopic of all time, outperforming the previous record holder, 2015's Straight Outta Compton, Deadline reports.

The movie, which chronicles Queen front man Freddie Mercury's rise to fame as well as touching on his bisexuality and eventual AIDS diagnosis, has grossed over $608.7 million domestically and internationally since its November 2 release date.

Unsurprisingly, the movie has picked up the most international box office in the United Kingdom (where Mercury lived) with $57.9 million. But Bohemian Rhapsody has also enjoyed big box office in Korea, earning $56 million, followed by Japan ($41.7 million), France ($29 million), and Australia ($25.6 million), according to Deadline.

Last week, Bohemian Rhapsody and its star, Rami Malek, earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, all but guaranteeing it will continue to pick up steam for the Academy Awards.

The film came out of the gate a massive hit despite early controversy over accused sexual predator Bryan Singer's name attached as director, considering he left production suddenly in the middle of shooting. 20th Century Fox brought in Dexter Fletcher to finish the job.

Bohemian Rhapsody has also had its detractors among LGBTQ people, based on its adjusting the timeline of when Mercury is handed an HIV-positive diagnosis to occur before Queen's legendary Live Aid performance. The movie has also been called out for demonizing Mercury's manager Paul Prenter, who was a gay man.

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