It may have been four years since audiences saw on her screen, but if there was any doubt about the drawing power of Angelina Jolie, those doubts have been silenced.
For, if the predictions of industry insiders prove veritable, the spellbinding, live action take on the story of ‘Maleficent’ was just the trick needed to remind audiences of Jolie’s movie magic. Not only will the film rule the weekend box office, but it’s on pace to give the Academy Award-winner her best opening week ever:
“The Walt Disney Studios release is on pace to hit $60 million when it opens domestically in 3,948 theaters on Friday, the majority of them offering 3D screenings. If tracking holds, it will mark the highest-grossing debut in Jolie’s live-action career, topping the $50.9 million earned by “Wanted” when it launched in 2008.”
The film reportedly cost nearly $180 million to produce.