Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Angelina Jolie Rules at the Box Office with a Socko “Maleficent”


Last year it was Brad Pitt’s turn to conquer the big release box office with “World War Z.” This year, it’s Angelina Jolie’s chance. Disney’s heavily promoted “Maleficent” had a socko Friday night with $24.2 million. This should mean a whopping $70 mil weekend. For Angie, it’s a good year. In the late fall we’ll have “Unbroken,” which she directed, and should be a big Oscar contender. Who says you can’t have it all?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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