‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Craze Sweeps Japan, With Sing-A-Longs and Ticket Discounts For Freddie Mercury Costumes

IndieWire | 1/8/2019 | Staff
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“Bohemian Rhapsody” may have a lot of people in America groaning about its Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture Drama, but moviegoers in South Korea and Japan simply can’t get enough of the Freddie Mercury biopic. As reported by The Washington Post, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has sold 9.4 million tickets and counting in South Korea, where the population is 51 million people. The South Korea total of $72 million makes the country a higher grosser for the film than Queen’s own home of Britain.

The success of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has a caused a chain reaction in South Korea, where The Post reports Queen-related events are dominating pop culture. Richard Young, the official photographer for Queen, currently has an exhibition on display in South Korea, while Queen tribute band Bohemians have launched a tour to bring fans of the movie and the group together.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” box office is also booming in Japan with $56 million and counting. Japanese theaters are often extremely stringent when it comes to audiences remaining seated and silent through the end credits of a...
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