Despite lesser critical support for both films, these wins didn’t come out of nowhere. They stemmed from a remarkable amount of public support. Neither has the totals for “Black Panther” (over $700 million domestic), or “A Star Is Born” ($202 million), but they’re looking vital at the box office just as Academy members make their nomination selections.
At $194 million and rising, “Bohemian” hovers close to the Top 10 (it was #11 last weekend) 10 weeks into its release. It’s consistently outstripped expectations, leapfrogging past