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Bohemian Rhapsody Beat Avengers: Infinity War to Break a Sales Record

February 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody is perhaps the most unlikely success story of 2018 cinema, and now it’s even beat a record that Avengers: Infinity War held. Yahoo! reports that the Freddie Mercury biopic has become the fastest-selling digital download ever in the U.K. As of now, the film has sold almost 265,000 in its first eight days, beating out Infinity War’s 253,000.

Bohemian Rhapsody was by no means the most beloved film of the year, of course. Many criticized it for its historical inaccuracies, its watering down of Queen’s story into a by-the-numbers biopic and other aspects of the film. But considering it was largely expected to be a disaster after Bryan Singer was fired in addition the long, labored process to get it to production in the first place.

The film was a winner at this past weekend’s Oscars, with Rami Malek taking home an award for Best Actor.