BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: Disneys MALEFICENT Expected To Open With $60 Million

Angelina Jolie's Maleficent is predicted to have a big opening weekend for Disney whilst it faces from Seth McFarlane comedy 'A Million ways To Die In the West.' DOFP, is expected to fall to second place when the numbers are in.

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By CameronGray1 - 5/28/2014



The summer blockbuster season has well and truely begun with the release of X-Men Days of Future Past and Godzilla. Before other high profile releases such as Transformers sequel Age of Extinction and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Disneys latest release is Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. The movie has so far recieved fairley positive reviews making it look likely to open at just over $60 million according to THR predictions.


Other new releases this week include A Million ways to Die in The West which is written and directed by Family Guy and Ted creater, Seth Mcfarlane. The western style comedy is expected to earn around $25m million in box office takings.

However, despite competition from Seth Mcfarlane, X-Men Days of Future Past looks likely to finish in second place and is rumoured to gross another $38-$40 million following a huge $110.7 million memorial weekend haul.

Maleficent is likely to benefit from a female and a young girl audience following a succession of male orientated movies with Godzilla, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and X-Men Days of Future Past whilst Million Ways to Die may struggle with westerns being a hard sell to most audiences.

“Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

 



Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson and Imelda Staunton. Will land in theaters May 30, 2014.
Source: THR
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Shaman - 5/28/2014, 3:26 PM
There is no way this film gets anything but #1 for its opening weekend.
Destined - 5/28/2014, 3:33 PM
It was to be expected.
Chcl - 5/28/2014, 3:35 PM
i will see it tomorrow!

So excited!!!!!!!!!
ReeferInferno - 5/28/2014, 3:48 PM
After seeing Alice in Wonderland, I want all these kinds of movies to burn in hell.

And Angelina Jolie is so overrated as well, she's more famous for being married to Brad Pitt than actually acting, smh.
Nick56 - 5/28/2014, 3:54 PM
Maleficent looks awful. Will likely see DOFP for the 3rd time instead.
soforizo - 5/28/2014, 4:00 PM
No interest to pay to see Maleficent. It looks like Snow White and the Huntsman, but at least that one had Helmsworth in it.
JamesMan - 5/28/2014, 4:05 PM
Yeah I'll just go see Days of Future Past again. I'll check this out at a later date for a morning price, I'm still weary from Alice in Wonderland (I saw that shit in IMAX3D and boy did I feel ripped off).
TheRationalNerd - 5/28/2014, 4:08 PM
It's about to get a little bumpy for my boys! lol Hang in there X-Crew!

TheRationalNerd - 5/28/2014, 4:12 PM
You guys should already know how bad I want to see the X-Men get some punches in at the box office but I think this film will be great! I'm sure Angelina will bring in one a memorable performance...







All the ladies on my instagram are going wild about it! lol
JoJo1982 - 5/28/2014, 4:19 PM
That's expected


But the haters are going to luv it, watch!!!
Ramiel - 5/28/2014, 4:21 PM
Looks like no one this month is going to have back to back #1 weekends.
TheRationalNerd - 5/28/2014, 4:21 PM
@Jojo1982

Oh yes indeed! Especially @YoungThanos He's going to be drooling over that infinity gauntlet of his. lol
soforizo - 5/28/2014, 4:39 PM
Maleficient will be #1. Anyone who thought otherwise from weeks, if not months ago, is nuts.

Summer movies usually have to pull $100M OPW to have a decent shot of it or poorer competition to do that. DOFP would've had to earn well over $120M in its 3-days and had a very soft drop to have a chance, even so it might not have been enough.
JoJo1982 - 5/28/2014, 5:07 PM
@blacknerd

Lol yep
Which is pretty sad for him
JoJo1982 - 5/28/2014, 5:09 PM
@blacknerd

But xmen should be close to the 500 million club by then, which make us happy
DrunkenNukem - 5/28/2014, 7:23 PM
really??? somebody is going to watch this???

dear lord...
JoJo1982 - 5/28/2014, 7:28 PM
@drunken

Youngthanos is going to watch it
Just soo DOFP doesn't become number one lol
TheDesertGorilla - 5/28/2014, 7:30 PM
I might have an interest in these fairy tale movies if they didn't have more CG than video games.
DrunkenNukem - 5/28/2014, 7:33 PM
@JoJo...

hahaha...i bet he is going with Dellamorte

Melkaticox - 5/28/2014, 8:07 PM
I'll go watch it next monday, then I'll sneak up on Godzilla :P shouldn't be too hard, hopefully.
DOFP...still nowhere to be seen ~_~...
batz11 - 5/28/2014, 8:08 PM
Angelina Jolie's Maleficent is predicted to have a big opening weekend...

Is it strange I read that sentence above, like this?...

Angelina Jolie predicted to have a big opening...

;)
JoJo1982 - 5/28/2014, 8:19 PM
@drunken

Lol yep!!!
AlexanderLykins - 5/28/2014, 8:26 PM
Might check this out. Probably not though.
AlexanderLykins - 5/28/2014, 8:27 PM
Still waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy.
MightyZeus - 5/29/2014, 6:00 AM
If it makes a lot of money then good for the film. This film isnt targeted towards me. I don't know if people are over the whole dark and gritty fairy tale phase.
SeekTruth - 5/29/2014, 8:49 AM
And #1 is... MALEFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry guys - Marvel is getting old now

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