In it’s $70 million dollar opening this weekend, Disney’s “Maleficent” has proven to be the biggest box office debut of Angelina Jolie’s career! “Maleficent’s” sales skyrocketed past last week’s top spot holder “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which dropped to 32.6 M, as well as its opening weekend competitor Seth McFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” who ranked in at 17.1 M.
The Disney twist on the beloved fairytale “Sleeping Beauty” tells the story from the villainess point- of- view. This turn was considered risky early on during production of the movie because it was feared that despite the PG- rating, family audiences might turn it away. This was not the case, however, when it became known that the infamous “Maleficent” was to be played by the one and only Angelina Jolie. This move enhanced the film to be accepted by an even broader audience as well… Dedicated fans who have followed Jolie since her “Tomb Raider” days.
Acting alongside the enchanting “Maleficent” will be Dakota Fanning’s baby sis, Elle Fanning, playing the role of Disney princess, Aurora.
“Maleficent” is in theatres now!
Watch the movie trailer below!
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