Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks The Box Office With $50 Million Opening

This past weekends saw the wide release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Disney fantasy flick The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and the comedy Nobody’s Fool.

At No. 1 was, unsurprisingly, Bohemian Rhapsody, the film that chronicled the formation and success of Queen and, more specifically, the band’s frontman, Freddie Mercury. The film exceeded all expectations to take in $50 million in its opening weekend (and $122 million worldwide). On Friday, it was on track to take in $35 to $40 million domestically, but it blew those numbers out of the water, and in spite of the negative reviews, it proved to be quite a crowd-pleaser, taking in an A CinemaScore. With that in mind, I’d be surprised if it suffered too much of a drop-off in its second weekend. With its budget coming in at $52 million, it looks like it’s already turned a profit when taking its worldwide numbers into account.

In second place, we have Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the studio’s holiday fantasy piece, and this week’s real loser. It took in $20 million, which doesn’t sound too awful until you take into account that it had a reported $130 million budget. Even with its worldwide numbers, its total costs are nowhere near accounted for. It probably didn’t help that its marketing has been uninspired, and the nail in the coffin is that critics didn’t really take to it either. The one silver lining is that it got a B+ CinemaScore, meaning that the few audiences who did get a chance to see it actually enjoyed it okay, based on what they were expecting.

In third place is none other than the latest Tyler Perry comedy Nobody’s Fool, starring Tiffany Haddish. Per Tyler Perry’s usual, the haul was modest, but solid, considering the film’s $19 million budget, which all but ensured it will be a profitable endeavor. Also, critics may have hated it, but Perry continues to please his core audience, who gave it an A- CinemaScore.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 04, are below.

Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $50.0M
Nutcracker And The Four Realms, The – Disney – $20.0M
Nobody’s Fool – Paramount – $14.0M
Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $11.1M
Halloween – Universal – $11.0M
Venom – Sony – $7.9M
Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $3.8M
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $3.7M
Hunter Killer – Lionsgate – $3.5M
Hate U Give, The – 20th Century Fox – $3.4M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 04, are below.

Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $122.5M
Nutcracker And The Four Realms, The – Disney – $58.5M
Halloween – Universal – $29.3M
Star is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $25.0M
Venom – Sony – $23.5M
Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $15.9M
Nobody’s Fool – Paramount – $14.3M
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $12.7M
Intimate Strangers (2018) – LOTTE – $10.2M
House With a Clock in its Walls, The – Multiple – $7.7M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

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