Box Office: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Dominates With Soft $36 Million

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LOS ANGELES, Oct 20, ( – Five years after
Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” cast a spell over the box office,
the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic
charts. Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” a sequel to
2014’s fantasy adventure based on the “Sleeping Beauty”
sorceress, debuted to $36 million from 2,790 North American
theaters, nearly half of what the first movie made in its
inaugural weekend ($69 million).