With $269.7 million, “Elvis” is the second-highest-grossing musical biopic globally

The King’s summer tour is gone, and the extravagant Elvis biography from Baz Luhrmann is winding down. Having debuted on PVOD earlier this month, that is a 35% decrease from the prior week. With this week’s revenue, the movie’s overall global gross has reached a staggering $269.7 million.

The lengthy summer movie season is coming to an end, and the film is already accessible on video on demand, so it appears like Baz Luhrmann’s lavish Elvis biography may finally be calling it quits. The 68 foreign cities where Luhrmann’s Elvis is now showing brought in $2 million of the movie’s overall budget.

Elvis is the second-highest-grossing musician biopic in history, after Bohemian Rhapsody. An Oscar was given to Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the 2018 film about the life of the incredibly brilliant front man of the rock band Queen. Butler put a lot of effort into the part, practicing his accent and singing, and wearing a thick black slick over his natural blond hair.

Elvis
Elvis © Warner Bros. Pictures

Butler sang many of Elvis Presley’s iconic songs in the movie, and the composer mixed Butler’s voice with the singer’s for the most realistic rendition possible. Luhrmann is the perfect choice for someone who can bring the wonderful life of Elvis to the big screen. Elvis’ life and aesthetic are perfectly suited to his look, which was distinguished by sequins, vivid colors, and some pretty overwhelming pomp.

It appears that Baz Luhrmann’s extravagant Elvis biography is sailing off into the sunset now that it has been released on video on demand and the lengthy summer movie season is coming to an end. Luhrmann’s Elvis made $2 million from the 68 foreign countries where it is currently playing in theaters. As the King’s summer tour comes to an end after debuting on PVOD earlier this month, that is a 35 percent carryover decline from the previous week. With this week’s box office, the movie’s cumulative international box office has surpassed $125 million, for a total global box office of $269.7 million.

After Bohemian Rhapsody, Elvis has earned the second-highest box office total of any musician biopic in history. An Oscar was won by Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the 2018 film about the life of the incredibly brilliant front man of the rock band Queen. Similar to Malek’s Mercury, Austin Butler’s Elvis has received a great deal of praise. Butler’s commitment to the part included vocal training, accent work, and a thick layer of dyed black hair over his trademark blond hair, emulating Elvis Presley, whose naturally blond hair was painted black.

Butler performed many of Elvis Presley’s well-known songs in the movie, and the composer mixed Butler’s voice with the singer’s to achieve the most realistic performance. Luhrmann is a perfect choice to depict the amazing life of Elvis in a movie. Elvis Presley’s life and style, which leaned to sequined jumpsuits, bright colors, and some very stiff pompadours, are the perfect match for his love of strong colors, glitter, and glitz. All of it comes together in the movie to offer a highly stylized examination of one of today’s most alluring musical figures.

The movie also included Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, the artist’s cunning and evil manager, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, and Butler. Elvis, which can now be rented on Video On Demand, was first shown in theaters on June 24, 2022 in the United States. The movie is currently obtainable for rental on VOD platforms like Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube.

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