‘Maleficent’ Conjures Up $24.2 Million Debut on Friday

June 1, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
Maleficent 


 May 31, 2014

Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent ruled a box bureau on Friday with a strong $24.2 million. Meanwhile, Seth McFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in a West got off to a diseased start.

Maleficent
‘s $24.2 million entrance is scarcely matching to Oz The Great and Powerful‘s $24.1 million and noticeably aloft than Snow White and a Huntsman‘s $20.5 million. Its “A” CinemaScore suggests audiences are enjoying it utterly a bit some-more than critics (49 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and it should reason adult morally over a subsequent few days. A weekend sum between $67 and $70 million is likely, that will make this a biggest entrance ever for star Angelina Jolie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
plummeted 74 percent to an estimated $9.4 million. That’s a steeper dump than Fast Furious 6‘s 72 percent; even with good word-of-mouth, it looks like Days of Future Past is going to be a typically front-loaded X-Men movie. At slightest it’s holding adult improved than The Last Stand, that fell 77 percent during a same point. For a weekend, Days of Future Past should acquire around $31 million.

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In third place, western comedy A Million Ways to Die in a West warranted a unsatisfactory $6.1 million. In comparison, writer/director Seth MacFarlane‘s initial film Ted non-stop to $20.6 million in Jun 2012. For a weekend, A Million Ways is on lane to acquire roughly $16 million.

Godzilla
fell tough once again: a beast film forsaken 62 percent to $3.3 million. Meanwhile, Neighbors and Blended both wound adult around $2.4 million.

Weekend Projections

1. Maleficent – $69 million
2. X-Men – $31 million
3. Million Ways – $16 million

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