Credit: Walt Disney Studios

'Maleficent' conjures $70 million, 'Million' Dies

Credit: Disney.com

Credit: Disney.com

Maleficent has given the month of May five straight weekends of a film opening to more than $50 million, with four of them opening to at least $70 million. Disney’s feminist revisionist take on Maleficent paid off, and it reaffirmed Angelina Jolie is still one of Hollywood’s most bankable actresses.

The other new release was A Million Ways to Die Ignominiously Opposite a Disney Film. No, that’s not it. Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West dipped in tracking the closer it got, and maybe word spread of its mostly negative reviews. (Its current RottenTomato rank stands at 33%.) MacFarlane might not be leading man material, but as a voice, well, let’s just say the grosses for Ted 2 will make it all better.

X-Men: Days of Future Past had its expected dip, and it’s on pace to outgross The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Weep not for Spidey, though. His international gross stands at $690 million.

For the weekend of May 30-June 1, 2014:

1. Maleficent – $70 million – 1 wk (BV)
. . . 3948 screens / $17,730 per screen
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $32.6 ($162.07) – 2 wks (Fox) -64.1%
. . . 4001 / $8148
3. A Million Ways to Die in the West – $17.07 – 1 wk (U)
. . . 3158 / $5405
4. Godzilla – $12.23 ($174.66) – 3 wks (WB) -60.5%
. . . 3501 / $3492
5. Blended – $8.43 ($29.63) – 2 wks (WB) -41%
. . . 3555 / $2370
6. Neighbors – $7.72 ($128.6) – 4 wks (U) -45%
. . . 2939 / $2625
7. The Amazing Spder-Man 2 – $3.78 ($192.73) – 5 wks (Sony) -51.7%
. . . 2152 / $1754
8. Million Dollar Arm – $3.7 ($28.1) – 3 wks (BV) -46.9%
. . . 2329 / $1589
9. Chef – $2.01 ($6.92) – 4 wks (ORF) -11.4%
. . . 624 / $3220
10. The Other Woman – $1.43 ($81.11) – 6 wks (Fox) -61.6%
. . . 1114 / $1279

Opens Friday
EDGE OF TOMORROW with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Egbert.

Tags: A Million Ways To Die In The West Angelina Jolie Godzilla Maleficent Seth MacFarlane The Amazing Spider-Man 2 X-Men Days Of Future Past

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