The Highest-Grossing Music Biopics of All Time

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18. La Vie En Rose (2007)
> Ticket sales: $10.3 million

“La Vie en Rose” is about the life of French singer Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard’s performance as Piaf received critical acclaim and won her an Academy Award for Best Actress – the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role

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17. Love & Mercy (2014)
> Ticket sales: $12.5 million

“Love & Mercy” is about Beach Boys co-founder and leader Brian Wilson and his struggles with mental illness. It stars Paul Dano and John Cusack as the young and middle-aged Wilson. The title comes from a 1988 song by Wilson.

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17. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
> Ticket sales: $12.5 million

“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” is a romantic drama about Frankie Lymon, lead singer of the rock-and-roll group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers for one year. Lymon was played by Larenz Tate. A single from the soundtrack, “I Want You Back” by Melanie Brown featuring Missy Elliott, became a hit.

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16. De-Lovely (2004)
> Ticket sales: $13.3 million

Kevin Kline plays the lead in “De-Lovely,” about the life of composer and songwriter Cole Porter, who wrote many of America’s most famous “standards” between the 1920 and 1950s. The title comes from his song “It’s De-Lovely.”

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15. Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
> Ticket sales: $13.4 million

“Great Balls of Fire!” stars Dennis Quaid as rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis. The title comes from one of his biggest hits.

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