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‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Dethrones ‘Rocketman’, Enters Top 5 Highest-Grossing Music Biopics

With a total gross of $96.6 million, the Bob Marley biopic surpasses Elton John's 'Rocketman' in box office earnings


Becomes one of the top-grossing movies at the box offices


The "Bob Marley: One Love" movie has become the fifth highest-grossing musician biopic in the history of the domestic box office, as reported by boxofficemojo.com. In its eighth week at the box office, "Bob Marley: One Love" earned $607,000, surpassing the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" from 2019.


Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the iconic reggae legend Bob Marley, the film has amassed a total gross of $96.6 million in the United States and Canada as of Sunday, April 7.


Comparatively, "Rocketman" garnered $96.4 million throughout its theatrical run. Both Marley and Elton John rose to prominence during the 1970s. However, while Rocketman celebrates an artist's triumph over personal struggles and his extensive career, "Bob Marley: One Love" carries a more poignant narrative.



Currently, the top three highest-grossing musical biopics include "Elvis," the biographical portrayal of Elvis Presley's life which earned $151 million, "Straight Outta Compton," directed by F. Gary Gray in 2015, chronicling the ascent and descent of N.W.A and its members.


Currently the top-grossing "Bohemian Rhapsody," a depiction of the rise of Queen and frontman Freddie Mercury, which amassed over $216 million at the U.S. box office alone.

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