In a new Interview with BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Brian May revealed how much money Queen has earned from the Bohemian Rhapsody.
“It was a long labor of love — about 12 years in development, I guess. We thought it would do well in the end and we felt good about it, but we didn’t realize it would do that well. It’s incredible around the world — it’s, like, a billion-dollar movie.
I had to laugh the other day because there’s a thing in the paper saying that we were getting rich off this movie. If they only knew. We had an accountant on the other day, and we still haven’t earned a penny from it.
How successfully does a movie have to be before you make money? There are so many people that people don’t realize will take pieces off the top, but the feeling of it is so great — the fact that it’s out there, and I think Freddie comes out it with his dignity, but without having been whitewashed in any way.
It’s very real… I think people are astounded how close to Freddie Rami Malek got. It’s phenomenal the way he got inside Freddie‘s body somehow — inside his skin.”