'Cinderella' Eyes $70 Million After Waltzing to $23 Million at Friday Box Office

March 14, 2015 3:04 PM

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Disney’s “Cinderella” charmed its way to a $23 million first day at the box office by the time the clock struck midnight on Friday.

That puts a $70 million opening weekend within range of the bright live-action update of Disney’s classic 1950 animated fairy tale. That would be right around the debut of Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent,” the studio’s dark “Sleeping Beauty” reworking that conjured $69 million in its first three days l...

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