Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Maleficent’ Takes Box Office by Storm

Maleficent

With the incredible amount of hype this film is getting, it’s hardly a surprise that Disney’s latest release, despite the skepticism voiced by many-a critic, fulfilled the high expectations set by its predicted gross. This weekend, the box office belongs to Maleficent.

The villain-turned-antihero pulled in $70 million over the weekend, easily filling out its projected earnings, and then some—however, with so many powerhouse films in theaters right now, Maleficent will have trouble keeping the coveted top spot for the next few days, let alone the coming weeks.

Next came last weekend’s top earner, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film made around a third of its opening-weekend gross at $32.6 million, with prodigious two-week total of $162 million. It was followed this weekend by our other new release, A Million Ways to Die in the West, which made a good deal less than its predicted gross at $17 million.

After that came the once-mighty Godzilla, which made a humble $12.2 million for a not-so-humble total of $174.6 million. It was again followed by Blended, which made another $8.4 million for a total of $29.6 million.

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