Angelina Jolie scared up $69.4 million over the weekend for Disney’s “Maleficent,” trouncing the other new wide-release, Seth MacFarlane’s comic Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” The Universal comedy opened with $16.8 million.
On a weekend that Hollywood was largely content to cede to football and late-summer barbecues, Sony-Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: Afterlife” led the box office.
The fright flick “The Last Exorcism” and the heist thriller “Takers” are in a photo finish for the top spot at the weekend box office.
Sylvester Stallone has proven that he’s not quite expendable yet at the box office.
“Despicable Me” wasn’t such a bad guy after all, it seems, opening at the top of the box office with an estimated $60.1 million.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was the top movie at the box office over this holiday weekend. The vampire drama took in $161 million in ticket sales since it opened on Wednesday.