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‘Maleficent 2’ Barely Tops A Struggling Box Office

Maleficent Mistress of Evil

There was nothing magical about the domestic box office debut of the Angelina Jolie-starrer Maleficent: Mistress of Evil over the weekend. The sequel stumbled to first place with $36 million from 3,790 theaters, well behind expectations and more than 45 percent behind the $69.4 million launch of Maleficent five years ago. It also supplanted Dumbo to mark Disney’s lowest opening of the year so far (excluding Fox titles).

The top 12 movies of the weekend, as of Sunday, October 20, are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
1Maleficent: Mistress Of EvilDisney$36,000,0003,790$9,499$36,000,000
2JokerWarner Bros.$29,205,0004,090$7,141$247,229,004
3Zombieland: Double TapSony$26,725,0003,468$7,706$26,725,000
4Addams Family, TheUnited Artists Releasing$16,057,0004,102$3,914$56,816,027
5Gemini ManParamount$8,500,0003,642$2,334$36,516,543
7Downton AbbeyFocus Features$3,080,0002,258$1,364$88,612,460
8JudyRoadside Attractions$2,055,9751,418$1,450$19,018,113
9HustlersSTX Entertainment$2,050,0001,575$1,302$101,871,912
10IT Chapter TwoWarner Bros.$1,505,0001,528$985$209,659,518
11ParasiteNeon Rated$1,241,33433$37,616$1,821,976