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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

After all these years, Freddie Mercury is still considered to be one of the biggest and most influential rock idols of all time. In his time as frontman for Queen, he helped put together countless hits including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” and “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

According to Variety, Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming biopic is tracking to make as high as $30 million in its opening weekend. While we don’t have a budget for the film, in terms of biopics as a whole, it’s a pretty solid opening, and if it lands above $26.4 million, it’ll be the second highest biopic opening of all time, behind 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($60 million).

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Bohemian Rhapsody is also an interesting film because of its production history. X-Men director Bryan Singer was originally directing but was fired from the project when he reportedly didn’t show up to set for multiple days. Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher came on board to finish the project (though from what we’re hearing, Singer will still be getting sole director credit).

Personally, I think they may be shortchanging this film, and I can see it opening more in the neighborhood of $40 million, but the last time I tried predicting a box office number, I undershot Venom‘s opening weekend by a ridiculous amount, so don’t bother listening to my predictions. But what do you think? How much do you anticipate Bohemian Rhapsody will make in its opening weekend? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.