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Report: Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ “Scaring Away Investors” / Set For Box Office Bomb?

Published: Monday 7th Apr 2014 by David
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It may boast a budget of $130 million and a leading lady in Angelina Jolie, but it would seem Disney‘s ‘Maleficent‘ may struggle to make magic at the Box Office once it hits theatres on May 30th?

Why?

Details on its dilemma below…

After pitching the fantasy flick to young adults instead of their traditional audience of children, Disney now face predictions published by Wall Street analysts, who foresee anything but a happy ending for the movie…due its “scary” nature.

Indeed, according to said analysts, the company’s decision to target teens/adults and not young children may see the movie fail to pull in major numbers upon its release, with some predicting that it’ll be lucky to recoup its costs, with RBC Capital‘s David Bank sharing:

“It’s definitely in the ‘not a sure thing’ bucket.”

Featuring a remake of Jack Lawrence‘s ‘Once Upon A Dream‘ recorded by Lana Del Rey, the release is based on Charles Perrault‘s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, first adapted by Disney in 1959 under the title of ‘Sleeping Beauty.’

Since its January 29th release in that year, that retelling of the fairytale has raked in $606,805,100.

Could Jolie’s re-telling fare just as well?

Weigh in below…

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  1. Adeles Superior April 7, 2014

    Anything associated with Lana Del Rey is destined to struggle 🙁

  2. Bey Fan April 7, 2014

    Well it’s damn good to me…. so I’ll be seeing it

  3. BeyBeyKing April 7, 2014

    Doesn’t matter to me, I will see it anyway.

  4. Its Gaga Ya Bish April 7, 2014

    Rosie will be so upset. Ha ha.

    • Rosie April 7, 2014

      Just like Fadga is basically having a mental breakdown right now at FAGPOP’s flopage.

  5. JOHNVIDAL April 7, 2014

    I´m so tired of these prediction who always try to ruin movies box office or albums chart performances! Let it be released and then we´ll see.
    And btw, in this case, I´m predicting it will do good. Maybe not a superhit for the reasons they explained but it still has potential. There has been a lot of anticipation for months. Predictions are often wrong, look at TGJ predictions if you don´t believe me LOL

    • MDNA2014 April 7, 2014

      Girl, you don’t need to be a psychic to see Mariah is going to FLOOOOOOOOOP!

      • JOHNVIDAL April 8, 2014

        They predicted You´re Mine was a hit and what mariah was needing 🙂 Before trolling please get some information. They are really bad at predicting.

  6. Rosie April 7, 2014

    Dead at the poor f*** thinking I give a s*** about this film. All my fave did was cover a song from Sleeping Beauty. I could care less if it flops, Disney already gave Lana her coins. She’s unbothered.

  7. Jeffrey Price August 27, 2014

    “some predicting that it’ll be lucky to recoup its costs.”

    Yeah…those “some” are not so good with the predicting. I calculate that $800 million is somewhat more than $180 million, in case David wasn’t so good with the math as well.

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