The “Mistress of All Evil” seems to be scaring away all of the competition if reports are to believed.
That Grape Juice originally reported that the Angelina Jolie-led live action take on the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ villain ‘Maleficent’ was set to rule the box office with a whopping $60 million generated over its debut weekend.
The prediction, based solely on the movie’s premiere day performance, has now been adjusted upward as fans surge to theaters to see Jolie’s first film in four years. Now, as the family flick continues to work its magic on moviegoers, reports have surfaced that the Academy Award-winner has been tapped to portray ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a forthcoming film.
Angelina Jolie‘s live-action fairy tale Maleficent is whipping up a powerful potion at the Friday box office, where it could approach $25 million for the day for a weekend debut in the $65 million-plus range. Disney considers anything over $60 million a victory. Some believe Maleficent could even hit $70 million in its debut, since it is pacing on par with Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuted to roughly $79 million in March 2013.
The reports accompany news that Jolie confirmed her decision to pursue the creation of a new biopic based on the ‘Queen of the Nile’ Cleopatra.
Angelina Jolie has confirmed that she is in talks to play the lead role in a new big screen version of ‘Cleopatra.
“We’ve been working on it … there’s been lots of different ideas of directors and lots of different discussions … the script has been written.”