Box Office Results: Maleficent Casts $170.6 Million Spell Worldwide


The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Walt Disney Pictures’ Maleficent performed better than expected and took over the worldwide box office with an estimated $170.6 million global opening. It marks the biggest ever Angelina Jolie live-action opening domestically, internationally and globally. Domestically, the Robert Stromberg-directed action adventure debuted to $70 million from 3,948 locations, while the overseas take was $100.6 million (almost 40% ahead of Oz The Great and Powerful). Also starring Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville, Maleficent received a CinemaScore of A. IMAX accounted for $9 million of the global box office ($6.7 million domestically and $2.3 million internationally). Budgeted at $175 million, the film won’t be opening in China until June 20th and in Japan on July 4th.

With this weekend?s global box office take, Disney has crossed the $2 billion box office mark worldwide with an estimated $2.055 billion ($1.419 million internationally and $636 million domestically) after just five months.

In its second weekend of release, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past has surpassed the $459.4 million grossed by X-Men: The Last Stand to become the biggest film in the franchise. The $200 million Bryan Singer-directed film added $32.6 million in second place domestically to push its total to $162.1 million and it brought in another $95.5 million internationally for an overseas total of $338.1 million. The global total now stands at $500.2 million.

Debuting to a disappointing $17.1 million in third place domestically was Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated A Million Ways to Die in the West. Co-starring Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris, the $40 million Universal comedy debuted in 3,158 theaters but was unable to get close to the $54.5 million earned by MacFarlane’s Ted two years ago.

Dropping down two spots to fourth, Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla earned $12.2 million domestically its third weekend to bring its total to $174.7 million. The international box office for the film stands at $166.6 million and worldwide total has reached $341.3 million. Godzilla cost about $160 million to make.

Rounding out the top five domestically was Warner Bros.’ Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which added $8.4 million its second weekend for a total of $29.6 million. It was followed by Universal’s Neighbors in sixth place with $7.7 million and a total of $128.6 million after four weeks in theaters.

In seventh place, Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 brought in $3.8 million its fifth weekend in domestic theaters for a total of $192.7 million. Internationally, the film added $11.2 million to push its overseas total to $497.3 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has grossed $690 million worldwide, which is far behind The Amazing Spider-Man‘s $757.3 million from 2012.

Also, Frozen continues its amazing run in Japan where it will be the #1 film for the 12th consecutive weekend, crossing $200 million, with only a -15% drop from last weekend. It currently stands as the largest Disney film of all-time in Japan (live action and animation, including Pixar) and has now moved up to be the #3 movie of all-time in Japan, passing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone. Worldwide, Frozen has earned $1.232 billion.

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