Following the international success of 2014’s Maleficent comes the long-awaited followup, MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL!
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
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Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesCanada release MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVILFriday, October 18, 2019.
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For the second week in-a-row, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finds itself atop the Box Office again with $36 million from 3,969 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The second film in the Apes Franchise to date has grossed $138 million in its two week run.
The Purge: Anarchy opens in second spot with $28.4 million from 2,805 theatres for Universal Pictures, almost matching its 2013 Predecessor, which debuted with $34 million. Critics gave the Horror mixed reviews, tallying-in at 53% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, while Audiences gave it a neither here nor there B CinemaScore.
Planes: Fire & Rescue debuts in third with $18 million for Disney from 3,826 theatres. Taking place in the same World as the Studio’s massively-successful Cars Franchise, Critics didn’t take to the family-friendly offering with a 45% score on the Tomatometer. Audiences on the other hand loved it, giving it an A CinemaScore.
The heavily-promoted Sex Tape debuts in fourth spot with $15 million for Sony Pictures from 3,062 theatres. The Comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz pulls in a paltry 20% on the Tomatometer from Critics and Audiences didn’t think much of it either with a C+ CinemaScore.
Transformers: Age of Extinction slips to fifth spot with $10 million for Paramount Pictures, just surpassing $228 million in North America, becoming Mark Wahlberg‘s highest grossing Film of all time.
Maleficent rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million in its eighth week out, edging-in on $230 million domestically.
In yet another battle of the Sequels at the Box Office this weekend, Think Like a Man debuts atop the Box Office with a stellar $30 million from 2,225 theatres for Sony Pictures, just like its 2012 Predecessor did in its opening! Starring Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good and Regina Hall, the Comedy got little love from the Critics, tallying-in with 22% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were more than forgiving, giving it an A- CinemaScore. The Film was made for $42 million and looks to be just one in successful Franchise.
22 Jump Street continues to perform impressively and just because it lands in second in its second week out, it by no means goes down shamed, only narrowly getting edged-out for top spot. It earns a fantastic $28 million from 3,306 theatres this weekend for Sony Pictures, as positive word-of-mouth continues to spread from Moviegoers for the well-reviewed Sequel.
In third spot this weekend is How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $25 million for 20th Century Fox. It inches in its second week close to the $100 million-mark already domestically.
Based on the TONY-winning Musical, Jersey Boys has a lukewarm opening for Warner Bros. with $13.5 million from 2,905 theatres. Reviews likewise for the Clint Eastwood-directed Film were mixed, earning a 55% on the Tomatometer and inversely, a great A- CinemaScore.
Maleficent finds itself in fifth spot with $12.5 million for Disney in its fourth week, now having grossed $185 million in North America.
The Fault in our Stars brings-in $9 million in its third week out for 20th Century Fox, just shy of the $100 million-mark domestically.
Chef rounds-out the Top Ten for Open Road/VVS Films with $16.8 million, now in its seventh week out.
It was a battle of the Sequels this weekend at the Box Office and prevailing just like its Predecessor was Sony Pictures’ 22 Jump Street which brought in $62 million. By comparison, the first Film in the Franchise opened back in 2012 with $36 million, this time around doubling its take. Critics have been kind, giving the Action-Comedy a great 83% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences also responded strongly with an A-CinemaScore.
A valiant second is How to Train Your Dragon 2 for 20th Century Fox, opening with $52 million at the Box Office! The Film which got a bit of a boost recently from Star America Ferrera‘s Red Carpet incident involving a Prankster at Cannes, got great reviews from Critics tallying 92% on the Tomatometer, and an equally strong A CinemaScore. Its 2010 Predecessor by comparison debuted with $41 million, easily besting the performance of that one.
Disney’s Maleficent continues to ride high in its third week with $20 million this weekend, normally enough for the number one spot some weekends, but good enough for third against the current slate of Blockbuster releases.
The Fault in our Stars opened atop the Box Office last weekend, but slips to fourth spot this weekend with $19 million for 20th Century Fox. It already has grossed $85 million across North America.
Edge of Tomorrow in its second week out accounts for the fifth spot at the Box Office with $16 million for Warner Bros., cumulatively earning $56 million domestically.
X-Men: Days of Future Past finds itself in sixth spot with $9 million for 20th Century Fox also in its its fourth week out, just surpassing the $200 million mark this week in these parts.
Chef rounds out the Top Ten with $2.1 million in its sixth week out in a limited number of theatres. To date, it has grossed $14 million.
The Fault in our Stars certainly is to blamed for Moviegoers going teary-eyed this weekend. The Adaptation of the popular Novel by John Green opens to astoundingly positive response, earning a whopping $48.2 million from 3,171 theatres in its debut for 20th Century Fox. This shows that Audiences don’t necessarily need huge Blockbusters to go to the Movies in the Summer – just strong stories. Just two weeks back the Studio performed phenomenally with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Starring Box Office Princess Shailene Woodley and Newcomer Ansel Elgort, the Film earned an A CinemaScore and an on-par 82% from Critics on the Tomatometer.
Disney‘s Maleficent in its second week out performs strongly with $33.5 million from 3,948 theatres. It already is nearing the $130 mark domestically.
Edge of Tomorrow opens solid in third with a respectable $30 million from 3,490 theatres for Warner Bros. The Action-Fantasy starring Tom Cruise saw the Megastar travel multiple continents on a whirlwind Press tour in support of the Film which has received strong reviews from Critics (89% on the Tomatometer) and Audiences (B+ CinemaScore).
X-Men: Days of Future Past slips to fourth spot with $14.7 million in its third week out, edging closer to the $200 million mark in North America.
Godzilla finds itself in sixth spot in its fourth week out for Warner Bros., earning $5.9 million this weekend. It has grossed $185 million in its run.
Chef expands to 1,298 theatres for VVS Films/Open Road Films, just getting a Canadian release this weekend. It made $2.5 million this weekend, surpassing $31 million in North America.
Million Dollar Arm rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million for Disney in its fifth week out.
Not that there was ever any doubt, but Maleficent has a magnificent bow at the Box Office, pulling-in $70 million for Disney from 3,948 theatres. The spin on the tale of Sleeping Beauty has Angelina Jolie front and centre proving v. well that she still undeniably is a massively bankable Star after some time away from the Big Screen. Made for $180 million, it looks well on its way to earning back its bill, thanks to an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Critics however gave it a less than stellar 47% on the Tomatometer but nonetheless, Fans are flocking to the theatres.
X-Men: Days of Future Past after a phenomenal opening last weekend for 20th Century Fox, continues to go strong in its second week with $32.6 million from 4,001 theatre. It has already exceeded the $160 million-mark.
A Million Ways to Die in the West debuts in third this weekend for Universal Pictures with $17.1 million from 3,158 theatres. Starring, produced and directed by Seth MacFarlane, the star-studded (Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried star also) Western-Comedy opens below expectations, made for $40 million. Critics gave it 33% on the Tomatometer and Audiences responded with a B CinemaScore.
Godzilla in its third week out brings-in $12.2 million for Warner Bros., good enough for fourth spot. The Blockbuster thus far has made $173 million across North America.
The Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore re-teaming Blended, lands in fifth spot with $8.3 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out.
Chef continues to do well in limited release with $1.8 million from only 624 theatres for Open Road Films. It opens next weekend in Canada.
The Other Woman surpasses the $80-million mark for 20th Century Fox in its sixth week out, rounding-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada and Mr. Will Wongwant to take Readers in Toronto and Vancouver on a magical journey to see DISNEY‘S MALEFICENT, in 3D starring ANGELINA JOLIE and ELLE FANNING. Screenings take place Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
The Film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
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“It’s a Reinvention, not just a Re-telling of the Same Story.”.
A brand-new Featurette has been released for Disney‘s MALEFICENT and here we get a Sit-down with the Star herself, Angelina Jolie, and Elle Fanning, who plays Aurora, as we get another two-minute peak at we can expect from this eagerly-awaited Fantasy.
MALEFICENT explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic SLEEPING BEAUTY and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Watch the Featurette below:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release MALEFICENT on Friday, May 30, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)
I cannot take this anymore. The wait is torturous! A brand new Teaser for the upcoming official MALEFICENT (pronounced “ma-lef-is-sent“) Trailer has just surfaced. Although not quite as dark and creepy as the previous, we get a little more insight on Jolie‘s infamous Character as we hear her speak with Elle Fanning‘s Princess Aurora.
Watch the Teaser below:
UPDATE: Just one day after the above Teaser, comes the brand-new official Trailer below. Much to her shock, Princess Aurora discovers exactly whom she is in the presence of!
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release MALEFICENT on Friday, May 30, 2014.
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