We’re still waiting for the full opening weekend numbers, but the newest Disney movie, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, is already making waves at the box office. Opening as soon as possible late Thursday night, the film grossed $4.2M nationwide, and brought in another cool $20.1M internationally! This is a great start for a movie that doesn’t feature superheroes and highlights a villain as its star. It’s a great start for Disney, who has seen some live-action movies flop lately in their opening weekend.
Maleficent garnered a 49% on RottenTomatoes.com thus far, but three-fourths of the audience enjoys the film. Sometimes the movies that aren’t critically-acclaimed are the most fun to watch.
Maleficent continues to own the presses this weekend by showing up in another huge Disney project. That’s for the next post, though…