At the box office, no one's sleeping on 'Maleficent'

June 2, 2014 12:46 PM

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THE BIGGEST box-office debut of Angelina Jolie's career propelled Disney's dark fairy tale "Maleficent" to a $70 million opening.

The PG-rated fantasy beat forecasts to easily top all films over the weekend, according to studio estimates yesterday. Though "Maleficent" was early on considered a risky endeavor for Disney that might turn away family audiences by retelling "Sleeping Beauty" from the villain's perspective, the film...

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