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Movie Roundup: Angelina Jolie’s Return to the Big Screen in ‘Maleficent’ Results in $70M at Weekend Box Office

An update on the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty wins at the movie theaters this weekend! Angelina Jolie takes the title role in 'Maleficent' and makes a successful return to the big screen.

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Angelina Jolie hasn’t appeared on the big screen since late 2010, but her title role in ‘Maleficent’ had fans running to the theaters this weekend as the film made its debut. The action/adventure, fantasy film brought in $70 million this weekend, topping the box office.

‘Maleficent’ is an update on the classic fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Jolie stars as the Mistress of All Evil who curses a baby princess only to later discover the baby princess may be the only one able to restore peace in the land.

Also opening up this weekend was ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ which fell short on numbers – taking third place at the weekend box office with $17.1 million.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ took second place at the weekend box office for its second weekend out with $32.6 million.

Coming up this week, June is kicked off with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault of Our Stars.’ Check them out here!

New Movie Releases This Week: June 6, 2014

For those looking for a sci-fi/action flick:

  • Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13)
    Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
    A soldier fighting in a war with aliens is caught in a time loop where he relives his last day before death in the battle. In the process he becomes better skilled.

For those looking for a romance/drama film:

  • The Fault of Our Stars (PG-13)
    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern
    Two extraordinary teenagers share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an incredible journey.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Stefan Servos,via Wikimedia Commons.