‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Defeats ‘Joker’ with $36 Million Opening Weekend

Collider | 10/20/2019 | Allie Gemmill
Click For Photo: https://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/maleficent-mistress-of-evil-angelina-jolie-social.jpg

It’s official: Disney is once again king of the box office as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil defeats recent champ Joker and fellow newcomer Zombieland: Double Tap with an opening weekend total of $36 million. The sequel stars Angelina Jolie as the titular Sleeping Beauty villain with Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer turning up in supporting roles.

Touting an A CinemaScore and going strong in 3,790 theaters nationwide, the sequel to 2014’s Maleficent conquered the box office with style. Even though Maleficent: Mistress of Evil failed to meet early projections of approximately $45 million, its $36 million domestic box office total is commendable. Sure, $36 million is a pretty shaky number, especially for a Disney flick and especially when you consider the budget for this movie was reportedly somewhere in the $185 million range. However, when it comes to gauging the health of the box office (which continues to cause us to sweat and fret and worry on the regular), this number — along with some other key numbers that I’ll mention in a moment — indicates Maleficent: Mistress of Evil‘s opening weekend reaped some positive results amidst the low opening weekend total.

Add - Box - Office - Total - Markets

Add to that $36 million domestic box office total another $117 million earned from the combined 56 international markets Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opened in and you have a global total of $153 million. Walt Disney Studios has also shared some interesting numbers of the audience demographics of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which help flesh out this sequel’s box office narrative. The audience was primarily adults, with 53% turning out, and 39% were families. Women made up 56% of the audiences while 44% were male.

So, what’s the TL;DR on Maleficent: Mistress of Evil thus far? The sequel, which continues the story of a movie initially made five years ago in...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Collider
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Is it real news?? or MSM news??
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!