Bohemian Rhapsody takes the lead at weekend box office

Bohemian Rhapsody delivered a strong performance on its first weekend at box office, collecting almost $7m in earnings.

The newest film from 20th Century Fox tells the story of well-known UK band, Queen, and the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek.

It pulled $6.760m across 510 screens.

Meanwhile, A Star is Born added $3.648m to its earnings across 368 screens. The film, which has led the weekend box office for the last two weeks, has made almost $20m since its premiere.

It managed to earn more than Halloween films, Halloween, and Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, which pulled in $1.319m and $697,596 respectively.

Behind Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween was Hunter Killer, which debuted at the weekend box office with $516,853, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report.

The action thriller, which stars Gerard Butler, Common, Gary Oldman and Linda Cardellini, is centred around American submarine captain Joe Glass, who is searching for a U.S in distress in the Arctic Ocean.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $6,760,103 510 $7,699,081
Star Is Born, A (Wb) $3,648,062 368 $19,703,191
Halloween (Universal) $1,319,107 337 $5,169,944
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (Sony) $697,596 259 $2,916,435
Hunter Killer (Roadshow) $516,853 198 $516,853
Venom (Sony) $506,757 241 $21,088,923
First Man (Universal) $249,619 227 $5,545,828
Ladies In Black (Sony) $210,305 217 $11,301,705
Charming (Roadshow) $124,647 170 $124,993
Bad Times At The El Royale (Fox) $83,676 108 $2,772,787
Johnny English Strikes Again (Universal) $83,621 95 $13,160,080
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups: The Movie (Paramount) $72,722 127 $2,376,325
Smallfoot (Wb) $70,669 108 $12,802,028
Beautiful Boy (Transmission) $69,356 69 $258,309
Badhaai Ho (Forum Films) $68,661 19 $624,878
Night School (Universal) $43,168 42 $5,627,524
Indivisible (Crossroads) $41,803 31 $45,025
Crazy Rich Asians (Wb) $39,297 44 $24,160,854
Fahrenheit 11/9 (Madman) $34,580 17 $36,384
Rampant (Cinema Asia) $29,641 23 $34,499

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