Disney’s Maleficent crosses $600 million worldwide

MALEFICENTGood news for Disney this morning as Maleficent has crossed the $600 million mark, becoming the fourth movie in 2014 – and the first non-comic book movie – to do so.

Now in its fifth week of release, Maleficent has taken $205 million domestically and around $400 million in worldwide markets, which also makes this the biggest live-action success of Angelina Jolie’s career. The movie is now out in the majority of the major markets having taken roughly $40 million in China. It opens in Japan this weekend.

The other movies to cross the $600 million mark this year are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet).

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  • The Walking Cuban

    Yep

  • don’tworryaboutit

    Illuminati box office 600million go figure

  • ThinkAboutItWillYa

    Actually, Maleficent can fly and has super-natural powers. In my book that’s a superhero.

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      But you’re forgetting one small thing. Maleficent is a villain.