Why 'Maleficent' Movie Had a $70 Million-Box Office Debut

June 2, 2014 10:28 AM

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Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" has brought in a resounding $70 million during its box office debut where Disney retold the classic "Sleeping Beauty" story from the evil-fairy villain's perspective.

Why was it so successful even amidst underwhelming critic review? Fox News writes, "Star power has been increasingly elusive in modern Hollywood, where name-brand concepts often rule the box-office. But Jolie, in her first live-action starring role in years, drove interest for 'Maleficent' despite l...

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