They said it couldn’t be done.
Many critics wrote bitter reviews for a movie that didn’t meet their expectations. Or they were angry at the director for his personal infractions.
But the public didn’t care. And Galileo! Galileo! They came in droves. “Bohemian Rhapsody” made a whopping $50 million (at least by estimates, see tomorrow for real numbers). Again, that hard $50 seems like it might be a little bit of guess, and over-estimate.
Rami Malek deserves an Oscar nomination for playing Freddie Mercury. There should be nominations for set, costumes, and make up as well.
Amazon Studios had a shaky weekend, meanwhile. “Suspira” met with mixed results, as did “Beautiful Boy.” The latter should have some awards action, so that might help in the long run.