Box Office: 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' dominates with soft $36 million
Monday, 21 October 2019 LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Five years after Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to 2014's fantasy adventure based on the "Sleeping Beauty" sorceress, debuted to $36 million from 2,790 North American theaters, nearly half of what the first movie made in its inaugural weekend ($69 million).
Director Joachim Rønning takes us through his process for creating the dinner scene in his new film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Joachim discusses the difficulties in filming a sit-down dialogue scene, the costume choices that were made, and the CGI design that went into creating Angelina Jolie's...
In a photo finish for the top domestic weekend box office spot, "Joker" edged out "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" with an estimated $18.9 million. "Joker" is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever..