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Courtney Allan

The band Queen are now richer than Queen Elizabeth due to Bohemian Rhapsody success

The band Queen are now richer than Queen Elizabeth due to Bohemian Rhapsody success

The rock band known as Queen are very happy with the worldwide success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, despite the film being panned by critics when it was released last year.

The remaining members of the group, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are now worth a combined $815 million (AUD).

This means that when combined they have a higher net worth than the Queen, who is believed to be valued at $678 million.

Despite the film seeing Rami Malek winning a Best Actor Oscar and a BAFTA for his portrayal as Freddie Mercury as well as the film winning best film at the Golden Globes, critics weren’t a fan of the film.

Many reviewers left comments saying, “Freddie Mercury biopic bites the dust” and, “This karaoke-style paean is all style and no soul”.

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The remaining members of the band didn’t seem to mind as the film has made almost $1.5 billion at the box office worldwide despite costing $73 million to make.

A film insider revealed to The Daily Mail that the band will be very well off due to the success of the film.

“They will be massively in profit. Because Queen Films made the film, they are quite high up the waterfall of money that cascades down from the film.

“This film was created and managed by Queen, which means they can protect their share. I would expect the studio to get around 50 per cent and the rest to go to the surviving Queen members and the Freddie Mercury estate.”