20th Century Fox‘s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody took over the North American box office with an estimated $50 million from 4,000 theaters, an average of $12,500 per location. Internationally, the film brought in an impressive $72.5 million this weekend and has now earned $91.7 million, for a worldwide total of $141.7 million. $10.2 million of the worldwide box office came from IMAX theaters.
Made for $52 million, the film received an A CinemaScore from audience. Although Dexter Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer as director before filming was completed, Singer received the directing credit, while Fletcher got an executive producer credit. Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, as well as Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.
Opening in second place was The Walt Disney Studios‘ The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which brought in $20 million domestically from 3,766 theaters, an average of $5,311. Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, the film added $38.5 million from 45 overseas markets ($12 million from China), for a global sum of $58.5 million. Receiving a B+ CinemaScore, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Miranda Hart, Sergei Polunin, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, and Misty Copeland.
Paramount Pictures comedy Nobody’s Fool debuted in third place with $14 million from 2,468 theater, an average of $5,673. Written, directed, and executive produced by Tyler Perry, the film cost $19 million to make and received an A- CinemaScore. Nobody’s Fool stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Dropping from second to fourth place (but only 20.9% in ticket sales), Warner Bros. Pictures’ A Star is Born added another $11.1 million and has now grossed $165.6 million domestically after five weeks. Internationally, the hit film earned $13.9 million from 73 markets to bring its overseas total to $128.3 million and worldwide sum to $293.9 million. Produced for $36 million, the film stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Cooper also directed the film.
Rounding out the top five was Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ Halloween, which grossed $11 million this weekend and has earned $150.4 million in North America. Overseas, the movie added $18.3 million and has brought in $79.2 million, for a global total of $229.6 million after three weeks. Made for just $10 million, the David Gordon Green-directed film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle.
Also, Sony Pictures’ Venom earned $7.9 million this weekend and has earned $198.6 million domestically. Internationally, the film added $15.6 million this weekend from 65 markets to bring its overseas total to $342.9 million and worldwide total to $541.6 million. Made for $100 million, Venom was directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.