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    'Transformers 4' Delivers Year's First $100-Million Weekend, Jolie's 'Maleficent' Passes $200 Million Domestic, 'Fault' Woodley's Second $100-Million Grosser

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" overcame the worst reviews of Michael Bay's career to deliver the summer's first $100 million weekend. The rest of the world came in just over double that at $201 million. With the World Cup having finished its intense initial round and little competition from new f...

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    Box-Office: ‘22 Jump Street’ Is The 2nd Highest R-Rated Comedy Opening Ever With $60 Million

    There’s been talk of a slow box-office this year. Indeed as of early June, despite big grosses for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Godzilla” and “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” the box-office was down 12% from 2013. And it has been relatively soft: Tom Cruise’s “Edge Of Tomorrow” vehicle failed to open h...

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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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