Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks Into First as New Movies Take 1, 2, 3

Bohemian Rhapsody topped the weekend domestic box office with an estimated $50 million. The film has a reported budget of $52 million.

The film was hit by some critics for accuracy but audiences loved it giving it an “A” CinemaScore. With an audience of 51% female and 78% of the crowd age 25 years or older, the film should have solid legs for a while iwht little direct competition.

Internationally, the film expanded to 64 total overseas markets. It debuted in the UK last weekend. This weekend it earned an estimated $72.5 million for a global total of $141 million so far. It adds another 14 markets next weekend including Japan.

In second place was The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which opened with an estimated $20 million which is the lower end of expectations. The film didn’t receive good reviews or word of mouth receiving a “B+” CinemaScore and poor Metacritic and RottenTomatoes scores. The film also debuted in 45 international markets bringing in an estimated $38.5 million for a $58.5 million global debut.

Nobody’s Fool opened in third place with an estimated $14 million. It received an “A-” CinemaScore playing to an audience that was 61% female and 77% of the audience age 18-44. The film should do fine with a budget of just $19 million.

A Star is Born dropped to fourth place with an estimated $11.1 million to bring its domestic total to $165.6 million. Internationally, the film added another $13.9 million for an international total of $128.3 million and a global total of $293.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was Halloween which dropped quite a bit in its third week release. The film added $11 million over the three days to bring its domestic total to $150.4 million. It also added $18.3 million internationally to bring that total to $79.2 and $229.6 million worldwide after three weeks. With a budget of just $10 million, it’s a guarantee we’ll see a sequel and a return of the slasher horror genre.

When it comes to comic films….

Venom dropped from 3rd to 6th with an estimated $7.9 million, a drop of 26.3%. It now has earned $198.7 million domestically. Internationally the film added $15.6 million to bring that total to $342.9 million and $541.6 million worldwide. With China opening this coming weekend, the film will do quite well when its run is up and likely will end up earning an average amount for SONY’s Spider-Man films.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.