And the Predictions Are In…: Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Set To Rule Weekend Box Office

Published: Thursday 29th May 2014 by Rashad
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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:


Via Variety:

“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.

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  1. Madame Aguilera May 29, 2014

    Omg I cannot wait for the slayage!!!! I just saw days of future past and it was awesome I’m readyyyy for this been waiting since the first trailer came out!!!

  2. FutureCIARA May 29, 2014

    YAAAAZ @RASHAD



    Im living for your articles babe!
    I cant wait for Maleficent to snatch my scalp this weekend!

  3. FutureCIARA May 29, 2014

    The Theater slayage!!!!!!!!!

    #XMEN
    #MALEFICENT

  4. Realest May 29, 2014

    Yo these one day predictions are really corny. There are so much more relevant and interesting things you could introduce your readers to then sales.

  5. gilbert May 29, 2014

    beyond ready for this! angie looks SPECTACULAR as maleficent. can’t wait to watch this, it’s gonna be epic

  6. MC! May 29, 2014

    I hate these damn predictions!! I do want to see the movie though. But it’s Disney of course it’s gonna be big!

    • HBIC_MamaPope May 29, 2014

      -precisely
      IF TGJ is gonna be that kinda blog that blogs about movies, then they need to at least get their research right, because this blog originally claimed it would be Angelina’s worst selling movie

  7. Realest May 29, 2014

    BTW I will be seeing this on Saturday in 3D but I’m much more interested in the quality of the movie than the numbers it puts up because again, I won’t be seeing a paycheck for it so what’s it matter to me how much it makes?.

  8. Suicide Blonde May 29, 2014

    Awesome, everything she does is good, the most beautiful woman in the world.

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) May 29, 2014

      Well, she has starred in some bad films too…

      • Suicide Blonde May 29, 2014

        I’m yet to see a bad movie by her, she’s probably the most talented actress under 40, her legacy will be on par with the greats Meryl Streep, Bette Davis and Liz Taylor.

      • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) May 29, 2014

        ??? No no no. She´s not the best actress under or over 40. Just no. She´s very good. Meryl Streep? Boy, you are dreaming…

  9. H2O May 29, 2014

    Yes G0dgelina 😀 She’s simply the most flawless human being on earth, I congratulate her for everything she achieves … Grats!

  10. RihIcon May 29, 2014

    I can’t wait to see this!

  11. Mark111 May 29, 2014

    For a summer movi and a budget for $180M, those are not great numbers. From Captain America 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and X-men doing 91-95 million their first weeks and Neighbors doing 55 million with a 18 million budget, this is nothing to run home with. BUT, China is a huge market, so Disney may made a tone over there.

    • Madame Aguilera May 29, 2014

      You have to be one of the most envious and saddest person you’re always so negative and never have something constructive to say you really need to seek some help.

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) May 29, 2014

      You are right but this is a different type of film. Its strengh should be longevity if it´s appealing enough to kids.

  12. It’s Storm H** May 29, 2014

    Slayage of future past remains unbothered 302 million ww in 4 days baby now that greats numbers
    And on top of that the movie was top notch better than the amazing flop 2 and captain America : the overrated mess

    • RihIcon May 29, 2014

      Lmao dragg them

    • JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) May 29, 2014

      Hmm… why you mad? Why the need to hate on every film except for one???

  13. K May 29, 2014

    well alot of people was waiting on it, including myself can’t wait to go see it. i my swing by X-men too.

  14. JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse slayed) May 29, 2014

    I don´t know if it will be good or not, but unlike with The Amazing Spiderman 2 or Captain America 2 or the new X Men, there are many doubts about the box office for this film, could be a hit and could be a flop.

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