Rocketman Taron Egerton
Rocketman Taron Egerton

Will 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Help 'Rocketman' Boom at the Box Office?

“Bohemian Rhapsody” was a massive success, raking in nearly a billion dollars at the global box office and taking home a number of statues throughout award season, including an Oscar win for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Next up in the world of music biopics is “Rocketman,” the story of Elton John, which lands in theaters just a few months after “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Plus, a Boy George flick was recently announced.

With heightened awareness of rock-n-roll biopics, will the success of “Bohemian Rhapsody” impact the buzz and box office of “Rocketman?”

Variety‘s senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sits down with senior music editor Jem Aswad to discuss the music industry’s influence over the latest movie trend.

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