Rocketman faced a lot of competition during its opening weekend in the U.S., but it still fared well at the box office.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Rocketman grossed $25 million in its opening weekend and came in third behind Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin ($42.3 million) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters ($49 million.) Once factored into the international numbers, Rocketman has currently grossed $56.2 million according to Box Office Mojo.
For the sake of comparison, Bohemian Rhapsody made $51 million in its opening weekend in the United States, however, it was rated PG-13 compared to the R-rating of Rocketman. Bohemian Rhapsody wasn’t as well-received by critics getting a 61 percent score from Rotten Tomatoes compared to Rocketman’s 91 percent. Both films, however, have high audience scores with 86 percent for Bohemian Rhapsody and 88 percent for Rocketman.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.