Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody – already the highest-grossing music biopic of all-time – surpassed $900m (£686m) in worldwide ticket sales on Sunday.
The Oscar-winning film has now made $830m (£633m) internationally and $71m (£55m) from domestic UK audiences.
Its latest surge follows unexpected levels of popularity among Japanese audiences – grossing $144m (£110m).
The film cost distributor Fox a relatively meagre $50m (£30m) to make.
Bohemian Rhapsody charts the rise of Queen and the life of its lead singer Freddie Mercury – played by Rami Malek – through the band’s music.
Screen International’s box office expert Charles Gant told BBC News the film’s takings since its initial November release represent a “phenomenal outcome.”
However, he stopped short of suggesting it could break the $1bn barrier as the film has now opened in all major markets, including China, where a heavily censored version was released earlier this year.
“Story is conflict, screenwriters always tell us, and there was a strong dramatic conflict at the centre of Freddie’s life, as he strove for self-acceptance, and to reconcile the ‘Freddies’ he presented to his family and the world with the real person.
“In other words, there is a compellingly dramatic story to tell,” Gant added.
Bohemian Rhapsody is now Fox’s fourth-biggest title behind Avatar, Titanic, and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Overseas, it is the studio’s fifth-best release to date.
The film’s figures reflect “good word-of mouth,” he says.
“Strong marketing can open a film; after that, the verdict of audiences is what sustains you.”