Bohemian Rhapsody leads bestselling films of 2019 so far
Bohemian Rhapsody is the biggest selling film of 2019 so far, with just short of 1.5 million copies sold on disc and digital download since its release in February.
In the first half of this year the Queen biopic has spent all but one of its 21 weeks in the Top 10 and saw Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury winning him an Oscar for Best Actor earlier this year.
Tom Hardy’s antihero Venom claims the Number 2 spot but is only ahead of A Star Is Born at 3 by just 1,500 sales. Five musical films claim a spot in the Top 20 – Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Mary Poppins Returns (4), last year’s biggest seller The Greatest Showman (7), and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (12).
There are also eight super and anti-hero adventures in the Top 40 including 2019 releases including Aquaman (6), Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (9) and Ant-Man And The Wasp (18).
The Official Top 10 biggest films of 2019 so far
|3||A STAR IS BORN|
|4||MARY POPPINS RETURNS|
|5||FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD|
|7||THE GREATEST SHOWMAN|
|9||SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE|
|10||AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR|
© Official Charts Company 2019. Chart shows the biggest films on disc and digital of 2019 up to 29 June
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.
They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
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