Bohemian Rhapsody Topples Infinity War's UK Digital Sales Record


The Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has only been available for digital download for eight days and has already surpassed Avengers: Infinity War's digital download record in the United Kingdom.

Yahoo! Movies reports Bohemian Rhapsody sold nearly 265,000 copies, which is a new record. The previous record holder was Avengers: Infinity War, which sold 253,000 in its first eight days.

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These numbers were provided by the Official Charts Company, which uses data from online services such as Amazon, iTunes, Sky Store, Virgin Media Store, Blu-ray and DVD sales.

Bohemian Rhapsody is loosely based on the life of Queen lead singer, Freddie Mercury, beginning with his introduction to Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, all the way up to the famous Live-Aid performance in 1985. The film was received with mixed reviews from critics; however, Rami Malek's performance as Mercury was almost universally praised.

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Over the course of its theatrical run, Bohemian Rhapsody managed to rise to the top of the best performing musical biopics domestically and grossed approximately $861 million worldwide, showing that despite its flaws, moviegoers everywhere enjoyed the film immensely.

Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and won three awards last weekend for Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing, while Malek won the award for Best Actor.

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