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Data from Nielsen Music shows movie tie ins help boost sales of artist’s music.
Malek won this year's Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody".
The film about the lead singer of British rock band Queen has earned more than US$8 million in box office revenue since opening in Chinese arthouse cinemas.
The success of Queen's biopic, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has blown away filmmaker Ayesha Plunkett that pushed Starlight Films to start hiring talents for its casting.
When Rami Malek's name was announced as best actor, his family erupted in jubilation, hugging each other and dancing for joy.
Being musically untrained, Malek researched Freddie Mercury intensively to capture his accent and performance style.
The 'Black Panther' cast is in full swing for the Oscars after it was named best movie ensemble in a surprise win over favourite 'A Star is Born', the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga musical revival.
Sexual misconduct rumours have swirled around the movie director for years.
The film bested early favourite 'A Star Is Born', box office superhero hit 'Black Panther', Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman', and 'If Beale Street Could Talk'.
Boosted by the movie, the 1975 single and music video surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally, record company Universal Music Group said in a statement.
Lambert, May and Taylor first teamed up during the 2009 'American Idol' finale. They have since performed together in over 180 shows worldwide.
The movie also exceeded expectations for international sales, collecting US$122.5 million globally.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" ranks as the second-best start for a music biopic, following just 2015's "Straight Outta Compton" (US$60.2 million).
Malek's performance has more than impressed fans; it has impressed members of the band too. Current Queen lead singer Adam Lambert even feels the resemblance between the two is uncanny.