Maleficent reigns supreme at the box office
Angelina Jolie managed to keep a horde of zombies in the box this weekend with Walt Disney Pictures & # 39; Maleficent: Mistress of Evil taking # 1 spot with an estimated $ 36 million domestically. While this was enough to win the weekend, it was far from expectations of the budgeted sequel of $ 185 million, and only half of the $ 69.4 million that the first Maleficent made for its 2014 opening. looks like it will still do pretty well overseas, raising $ 117 million internationally for a total of $ 153 million. Given that this was Jolie's first live-action movie in four years, it proves that she is still a bank name enough to open a picture.
Warner Bros. & # 39; Dark DC Comics Disposable Joker continues to hold strong at # 2 for its third weekend in theaters, with an estimated $ 29.2 million for a domestic total of $ 247.2 million and a worldwide cume of $ 737.5 million. That puts the Todd Phillips movie at $ 55 million in front of the world wide on Man of Steel and Justice League now armed to cross Suicide Squad and (potentially) Wonder Woman in the coming weeks!
Coming in at # 3 is Sony's ten years later sequel Zombieland: Double Tap which ended its estimates of the opening weekend with a $ 26.7 million opening. The original Zombieland opened at No. 1
MGM's animated Addams Family continues to do robust business as we near Halloween, making the No. 4 slot in its second weekend with $ 16 million for a domestic total of $ 56 million so far. The studio has already green lit up a sequel for releases 2021!
Paramount & # 39; s underperforming Will Smith vehicle Gemini Man fell from # 3 to # 5 the second weekend, with the Ang Lee-directed film raising $ 8.5 million for a domestic $ 36.5 million. Smith is still strong overseas, where it stands at $ 82.2 million for a worldwide cume of $ 118.7 million, though it may not be enough to take the expensive movie in black when it's done.
At Fox Searchlight's special box office JoJo Rabbit opened big with $ 350,000 in just 5 locations, giving it the biggest week per theater on average, a good start for Taika Waititi anti-hate -satire. A24's lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson also did well with $ 419,000 in 8 seats.