The Top 5 movies this weekend:
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - $50 million2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - $20 million3. Nobody's Fool - $14 million4. A Star Is Born (2018) - $11.1 million5. Halloween (2018) - $11 million
Movie-goers ignored the negative reviews as the Queen-Freddie Mercury bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody was the champion of the box office.
It had a better first weekend than the much-touted A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga ($42-million), and it's the second best all-time opening weekend for a bio-pic behind 2015's Straight Outta Compton, the story of rap group N.W.A, which took in $60.2 million.
The film not only focused on the band's rise to success, culminating in their performance at Live Aid in 1985, but also examined the life of singer Freddie Mercury, whose legend lives on, 27 years after his death in 1991 from AIDS.
Bohemian Rhapsody rocked the box office with a better-than-expected $50 million debut. The movie, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, had the second-best opening for a music bio-pic, after 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($60.2 million).
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms debuted with a disappointing $20 million. The Disney fantasy flick cost $125 million to make.
Tyler Perry's first R-rated comedy, Nobody's Fool, premiered in third with $14 million. It's one of the filmmaker's worst openings.
A Star Is Born dropped from second to fourth with $11.1 million, and after two weeks at number-one, Halloween dropped to fifth with $11 million.
Brian May on the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody: