‘Maleficent’ wins weekend box office with $70M debut
TORONTO — Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent debuted in the top spot this past weekend with $70 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The fantasy adventure, also starring Elle Fanning, has already made $170.6 million worldwide.
It gave Jolie her biggest ever opening weekend.
Maleficent easily topped the sci-fi action flick X-Men: Days of Future Past, which earned $32.6 million in its second weekend — a drop of 64 per cent in a week.
The Montreal-made X-Men sequel topped $500 million worldwide.
The weekend’s other new movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West, opened in third place with $17 million.
Godzilla continued to roar in cinemas, adding $12 million in its third weekend. The monster reboot has earned $374.6 million worldwide.
The Adam Sandler comedy Blended fell two spots to fifth with $8.4 million. In two weeks of release the movie has made a disappointing $31.7 million globally.
Rounding out the Top 10 this past weekend were Neighbors ($7.7 million), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($3.8 million), Million Dollar Arm ($3.7 million), Chef ($2 million) and The Other Woman ($1.4 million).
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