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?
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?