While Brian May says Queen has yet to see a dime from the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody film, the band stands to make a lot more than just a share of the close to a billion dollars that the bio-pic raked in.
According to Billboard, on-demand streams of the band’s music in the six months since the film’s release has tripled from 588-million to 1.9-billion. And music sales showed even stronger growth.
Bottom line: $13.6-million more earned from the preceding six months before the film — which was $4.4-million.
Roger Taylor tells Mojo magazine that he and Brian May don’t know if Queen bassist John Deacon has seen the film. He says, “We don’t have any contact with John. I wonder if one of his kids might have been to see it. Who knows?”
Taylor goes on to say, “He’s in his own space, and we respect that. It’s a shame, because we would love to have him around but he doesn’t want to be in that arena anymore…he just doesn’t want to be walking those roads.”