LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Proving once more that audiences matter greater than critics, Fox’s Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rocked North American field places of work this weekend with a stable US$50 million (S$69 million) take, trade tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday (Nov four).
The movie’s unexpectedly robust launch put it properly forward of Disney’s new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, at US$20 million, and Paramount’s Nobody’s Fool, with US$14 million in estimated ticket gross sales for the three-day weekend.
Rhapsody, with Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek starring because the charismatic Mercury, thus logged among the finest openings ever for a music biopic.
The film has acquired decidedly combined opinions, nonetheless. Vox.com dismissed it “a crashingly dull movie about … one of the least drab humans who ever lived,” whereas the Washington Post referred to as it a “bad movie that works, even when it shouldn’t.”
But Malek, a Primetime Emmy winner for his function in TV’s Mr Robot, has received principally excessive reward.
While Fox basically paid the US$50 million manufacturing price of Rhapsody with the movie’s opening-weekend take, Disney was not faring as properly with Nutcracker, which price US$125 million to make. The studio hopes the basic Christmas story will maintain on by means of the vacations, Variety mentioned.
But like Rhapsody, the Keira Knightley movie obtained some less-than-glowing opinions. “Tchaikovsky,” mentioned Rolling Stone, “is rolling in his grave.”
Nor did “Nobody’s Fool,” Tyler Perry’s first R-rated comedy, do a lot better on the critic’s sofa, with HollywoodReporter.com deploring its “clumsy, misshapen script.” It stars the favored Tiffany Haddish as a newly paroled lady who tries to assist her sister get revenge on a person who deceived her.
In fourth place, Warner Bros.’s “A Star Is Born” earned a stable US$11.1 million in its fifth week out. Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut, performs a hard-drinking musician who has a star-crossed love affair with a gifted younger singer (Lady Gaga).
Not far behind in fifth was Universal’s “Halloween,” at US$11 million. The low-budget horror movie has Laurie Strode (performed once more by Jamie Lee Curtis) in a ultimate confrontation with a masked homicidal maniac a long time after she survived his first killing spree.
Rounding out the weekend’s prime 10 had been: “Venom” (US$7.9 million) “Smallfoot” (US$three.eight million) “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” (US$three.7 million) “Hunter Killer” (US$three.5 million) “The Hate U Give” ($three.four million)