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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" Sleeping Beautifully Overseas With $100 Million Ransom

    In the penultimate week prior to the start of the World Cup, Disney's "Maleficent" edged out Fox's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" to top the overseas box office. The Angelina Jolie film took in a nice round number of $100 million while the X-Men gang was a close second at $95 million.

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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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    "Maleficent" Sits Tres Jolie Atop Box Office Mountain, Seth MacFarlane Dies In The West

    I'm still waiting for several estimates to come in but it's all Disney and Angelina Jolie at the box office this weekend. Driven by its family friendly PG rating and a large take from its Imax screens, "Maleficent" easily cruised into first place this weekend, grossing an estimated $68-71 million.

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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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    Director Robert Stromberg Talks 'Maleficent': Cutting Edge Virtual Cinema and Age-Old Emotional Storytelling

    The path to directing from VFX and production design has certainly been a natural one for two-time Oscar winner Robert Stromberg ("Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland"). And after re-imagining Disney's iconic "Sleeping Beauty" with "Maleficent," he not only wants to continue directing but also explore new...

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    Review: 'Maleficent' Is a Predictable 3-D Wonder, But Should We Expect More From Angelina Jolie?

    It doesn’t take long for "Maleficent," Disney’s snazzy 3-D update to "Sleeping Beauty" featuring Angelina Jolie as the forlorn villainess, to unite its two strongest ingredients: the special effects and the star who compliments them.

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    Maleficent

    In “Maleficent” a lush fairy-tale world is created by production designers Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman (along with an army of visual effects artists) and the result is truly magical.

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    The Essentials: Angelina Jolie's 5 Best Performances

    The big release this week is "Maleficent," Disney's latest attempt to reboot one of its classic family properties in as ugly a manner as humanly possible, following the enormous success of "Alice In Wonderland," and the less-enormous-but-still-substantial success of "Oz The Great And Powerful." Taki...

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