In November 2016, it was announced that Malek would star as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. To prepare for the role of Mercury, Malek moved to London where he had a dialect coach, a movement coach and took piano and singing lessons. For four hours each day, he studied videos of Mercury with his movement coach which included watching the 1985 Live Aid concert video on YouTube at least 1,500 times to perfect the performance for the movie. He also had to get used to singing and speaking in a set of false teeth which mimicked the singer's overbite. The film premiered in London on October 23, 2018 and as of November 18, 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody had grossed $127. 9 million in the United States and Canada, and $256. 4 million in other territories (including $37. 8 million in the UK), for a total worldwide gross of $387. 9 million, against a production budget of about $52 million. His performance as Freddie Mercury has received much critical acclaim including winning the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival two weeks after the movie's release.