Maleficent Crosses the $700 Million Mark Worldwide

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Disney’s Maleficent has now surpassed $700 million at the global box office. It is The Walt Disney Studios’ second release of 2014 (the other being Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and 15th release ever to reach the $700 million threshold.

Released domestically on May 30, Maleficent opened at #1 with $69.4 million and has seen strong week-to-week holds tallying $228.8 million through July 21. Internationally, Maleficent has brought in $471.8 million through July 21 bolstered by strong performances in China ($47.4 million), Mexico ($45.7 million), Russia ($37.5 million) and Brazil ($32.3 million), as well as in Japan ($32.7 million) where the film opened July 5 and has held the #1 spot for three weekends running. It is Angelina Jolie’s highest-grossing live-action film of all time domestically, internationally and globally, as well as the highest-grossing original film of 2014 worldwide.

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