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.”
Deacon quit Queen in October 1997.