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Blanca Blanco dresses up as Angelina Jolie's Maleficent

Blanca Blanco dresses up as Angelina Jolie's Maleficent”

Angelina Jolie parted ways from Brad Pitt in 2016.

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" took the box office crown this week knocking the clown prince of crime, "Joker", down to the #2 spot.

Coming in at #3 is Sony's ten-years-later sequel Zombieland: Double Tap, which grossed on the high-end of its opening weekend estimates with a $26.7 million opening. Even her youngest daughter, who appeared in one of the scenes in Maleficent as young Aurora, now maintained distance from the cameras.

In its third finish of the week, the R-appraised Warner Bros./Village Roadshow technology is assessed for a $29-30 million combination and is relied upon to go the flicks preserve operating of "Fairness League" with $247 million residential and over $660 million around the globe.

That's not great for a movie with a reported budget of $185 million, however, if the first movie was any indication, "Mistress of Evil" will earn the bulk of its box office overseas.

Actors Angelina Jolie (left) and Michelle Pfeiffer pose during the European premiere of Disney's fantasy adventure film "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" on Oct 7, 2019 in Rome.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Maleficent 2's fate will now largely depend upon its performance overseas, where the first film made 68 percent of its total haul. "Maleficent" brought in over $500 million in foreign tickets.

MGM's animated The Addams Family continues to do robust business as we near Halloween, making the #4 slot in its second weekend with $16 million for a $56 million domestic total so far.

In other milestones, STX and Lorene Scafaria's "Hustlers" crossed the coveted $100 million benchmark at the domestic box office.

And in limited release, Taika Waititi's Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" opened in five theaters with a strong $350,000. Critics have been mostly impressed with "Jojo Rabbit" (it holds a 77% on Rotten Tomatoes), while audiences have awarded it with an A CinemaScore. The studio is aiming for a nationwide release by November 8.

Elsewhere, Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse" took in $419,764 from eight venues.



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