Rocketman, the Elton John bio-pic, took in $25 million at the box to become the third-highest-grossing movie of the weekend behind Godzilla: King of Monsters (number-one with $49 million) and Aladdin (number-two, $42 million).
Rocketman debuted on 3,600 screens and did better than early projections of $18 to $20 million.
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody took in $51-million when it opened last November.
Elton John recently talked about Bohemian Rhapsody. OC:...over the moon. :23
"Of course people are gonna make a comparison. I haven't seen Bohemian Rhapsody because I was so close to Freddie. The bit I've seen I thought Rami Malek was amazing, fantastic. And I've met him and he's a sweetheart. But I couldn't watch the movie because it would be too painful for me. But it's done incredibly well. Amazing. I mean it's taken in more than $900-million, and if we do a third of that I would be over the moo
Despite the two movies being completely different, they do share a character -- John Reid, who managed both Elton and Queen.