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    I Spit on Your Fairy Wings, and Your Little Dog, Too!: On MALEFICENT and Other Films

    "The woman has power if she’s a villain." That’s what my college art professor told me once, when we were discussing the Disney films we’d grown up with.

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    Disney Adds Another Live-Action Remake, Following Success of 'Maleficent' (Cocteau TRAILER)

    Well, this was inevitable, right? 'Maleficent' stomped through the box office last weekend, netting $70 million in U.S. receipts and another $100 million abroad. When a movie brings in money like that, the studio is bound to say: more, please.

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    Maleficent Soars to the Top of the Box Office with $170 Mil in Global Ticket Sales

    To the surprise of no one (except maybe studio execs), female audiences made the Angelina Jolie vehicle a hit.

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    #LongReads: Maya Angelou, Angelina Jolie and the Desire to Transcend

    This pieces selected for this week's edition of #LongReads focus on transcendence - our struggle to transcend life, death, time, memory and identity.

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    Career Watch: Has 'Maleficent' Restored Angelina Jolie's Box Office Mojo?

    Reviews were mixed. But for moviegoers, the $70 million opening for "Maleficent" -- an Angelina Jolie record -- for a rare female summer action adventure suggests that they were transfixed by the sight of the right actress in a perfect-fit role.

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    Jolie's 'Maleficent' Leads Box Office Top Ten with Strong Femme Appeal, Diaz's 'Other Woman' at $81 Million

    Angelina Jolie is a huge movie star. Disney knows how to reach a broad family audience led by women. And beloved fairy tales sell. These are some of the lessons learned --yet again--by "Maleficent"'s magnificent $70 million opening, which dwarfed Seth MacFarlane's western spoof "A Million Ways to Di...

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    Final Estimates Push "Maleficent" to $70 Million Weekend.

    Final studio numbers have come in this morning and a decent Saturday pushes Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent" to $70 million for the weekend. Sadly, Saturday wasn't much of a help for "A Million Ways To Die In The West" as the Seth MacFarlane comedy western remains at $17 million and a third place fi...

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    Box-Office: Angelina Jolie Has The Biggest Opening Weekend Of Her Career With ‘Maleficent’

    Angelina Jolie is one of those curious global superstars. To this day, the highest grossing live-action film she’s ever been in was $186 million for 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” And her top five all-time domestic grosses include three animated movies that she never physically appeared in (two of them ...

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    'Maleficent' Bewitches Friday Box Office, Shows Power of Jolie (and Female Stars)

    With "Maleficent," Angelina Jolie now joins Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Melissa McCarthy and Rooney Mara as an actress who has recently opened a movie to strong initial returns better, in many cases, than some male stars considered safe bets for franchise efforts.

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    This Weekend, Why 'Die in the West' When You Can Head to 'Night Moves' and 'Maleficent'? (TRAILERS)

    Though critics are pooh-poohing the tawdry, toilet-humor antics of Seth MacFarlane's "Million Ways to Die in the West," Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent" promises to be a fun family time-suck, while the weekend's indies offer something more to chew on.

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