Bohemian Rhapsody is the champion, my friends. This week Queen’s movie claimed the all-time No. 1 spot for music biopics in the United States, surpassing N.W.A.’s 2015 film Straight Outta Compton by more than $3 million in ticket sales.
Following an impressive run in its first three weeks, Bohemian Rhapsody took the No. 5 spot in theaters this week, earning another $7.9 million and putting its domestic total at $164.3 million. This helped it edge out Straight Outta Compton, which grossed $161 million stateside.
Bohemian Rhapsody had already claimed the No. 1 music biopic spot worldwide, and has now earned more than $500 million across the globe. This easily defeated Straight Outta Compton’s $202 million total. The 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line sits at third, with $186 million.