The new film starring Angelina Jolie from Disney, "Maleficent," grabbed the top spot at the box office this weekend earning a domestic total of $69.4 million. The movie earned higher numbers than Disney expected. Although an impressive number, the film will have to earn as well in markets around the globe to become profitable. The film's steep budget was $200 million.
As "Maleficent" took top spot at the box office this weekend, Seth MacFarlane's new comedy "A Million Days to Die in the West" debuted in third place, earning a disappointing $16.8 million for Universal Pictures. MacFarlane's last picture "Ted" debuted in first place, grossing over $50 million, but did open in a weekend with less competition. "A Million Ways to Die in the West" has also been getting horrible reviews and the film maintains a grim 33% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past," starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman, dropped from first to second place, earning an additional $32.6 million for Twentieth Century Fox. The remake of "Godzilla," starring "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston, dropped from second to fourth place, earning an additional $12 million and the comedy "Blended," starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, dropped from third to fifth place during its second week in theaters. The film garnered an additional $8.1 million in North American.
Making their way into movie theaters next weekend are eight films that will endeavor to end "Maleficent's" reign at first place are: Tom Cruise's science fiction action flick "Edge of Tomorrow," the anticipated teen romance "The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley, the romantic comedy "Obvious Child," the thriller "Borgman," the documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon," the thriller "Anna," the horror film "The Sacrament" and the comedy "Trust Me."
Watch for Tom Cruise's new film to bomb and "The Fault in Our Stars" to bring in more audience than anticipated. This film could be the standout that may appeal to moviegoers that have already tired of the Hollywood fare of action hero and raunchy comedy films.
See the below for complete details about the top ten films at the box office this weekend.
Box office statistics from imdb.com.