Last year's Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody had a better opening week at the UK box office than the first week takings for new Elton John biopic Rocketman, according to new figures, 

Rocketman, which was released last week, earned €6.1m in its first five days at the UK box office, falling short of the Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody, which took €10.8m in its first five days of release last October.

Rami Malek won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

The new live action remake of Aladdin topped the UK box office, taking €8.0m. 

The Elton movie is listed in the UK as a 15 cert, however, while Bohemian Rhapsody carried a 12A rating, making it more family friendly for potential audiences.

Bohemian Rhapsody has now earned more than €808m worldwide.

Rocketman's UK and Ireland box office figures put it ahead of Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born, which had opening weekend takings of £4.1m, and The Greatest Showman which took in £4.8m.

However, it lags behind Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again which drew £9.7m (over €11m)