#BOXOFFICE: “MALEFICENT” IS MAGNIFICENT AT THE BOX OFFICE
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.