Angelina Jolie’s villainous screen return soars with $70M debut at box office

June 2, 2014 7:56 PM

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ANGELINA JOLIE’s CGI cheekbones cut clean through the competition at the box office.

With Jolie returning to the screen for the first time in four years — as the reimagined “Sleeping Beauty” villain in Disney’s latest visual dazzler — “Maleficent” grossed $70-million in its domestic debut to win the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday; final numbers are due Monday.

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