"Bohemian Rhapsody" gives Queen their highest chart position since 1980

music news 14/11/2018

The soundtrack album to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" film has given the band its highest chart position in 38 years.

Sitting at number 3, the LP had sold over 59,000 units last week on the back of the biopic film success. This marks the band's biggest success since their 1980 "The Game" that lasted five weeks at number one, which included huge hits like "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". 

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Queen's compilation album, "Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection"  had also jumped to No.9 from No.194, marking their second achievement of having two albums in the top 10 for the first time ever.

With a total of more than $147m NZD, the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" is now the third highest grossing music biopic of all time. It has a good chance of overtaking the top-spot holder, "Straight Outta Compton" in the States as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and has already surpassed the film, earning more than $125m NZD in worldwide gross earnings compared to "Straight Outta Compton".