Disney’s fairy tale ‘Maleficent’ cast its dark spell over moviegoers and dominated the domestic weekend box office, according to industry figures reported by film tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.
‘Maleficent' starring Angelina Jolie grossed $69.4 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday.
Last weekend’s No. 1 movie, the superhero sequel ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ slipped one notch to No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $32.5 million for a total of $162 million since opening May 23.
Western comedy ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson stumbled out of the gate with just $6.7 million during its debut weekend.
Monster remake ‘Godzilla’ fell two spots to No.4 in its third weekend, earning $12 million for a total of $174.4 million since opening May 16.
Romantic comedy ‘Blended’ starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore dropped two spots to No. 5 in its second weekend, earning $8.1 million for a total of $29.3 million since opening May 23.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES
- ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is a futuristic sci-fi action film about an unlikely soldier thrust into a war with alien invaders. The soldier’s death triggers a time loop where he wakes up on the same day after dying over and over again. Based on the Japanese novel ‘All You Need is Kill.’ Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
- ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is a romantic drama about two teenagers trying to survive cancer who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. Based on the best-selling novel by John Green. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
- ‘Lone Survivor’ starring Mark Walhberg is a biographical military action drama about a 2005 Navy SEAL recon mission that targets a Taliban leader in Afghanistan. However, the mission goes awry when the SEAL team members are ambushed, and they must desperately fight to survive. A solid 75 percent of reviews were positive on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film 'wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism.' Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
- ‘Robocop’ is a sci-fi action remake about a police officer critically injured in the line of duty in futuristic Detroit, which is just the opening for a multinational conglomerate to implement its plan to create a part-man, part-robot police officer. A middling 49 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which said the remake 'fails to offer a significant improvement over the original.' Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
- ‘Son of God’ is a biblical drama about the life of Jesus told from his birth through his resurrection. Only 22 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film 'is too dull and heavy-handed to spark much fervor.' Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.