Mistress of Evil reigns over Joker

22 Oct 2019 / 11:37 H.

AFTER a two-week run at the top of the worldwide box office, Todd Phillips’s film falls down to second place, with Joachim Rønning’s sequel to Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil –once again starring Angelina Jolie – grossing over US$ 153 million on its first weekend in theaters, according to Comscore’s data.

Joaquin Phoenix vehicle Joker still has legs, but it was the dark fairy tale starring Angelina Jolie that surged to the top.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, released in the US on Oct 18, came in first this weekend at the world box-office, grossing US$153 million.

This represents a victory for Joachim Rønning, who directed the sequel to the Robert Stromberg-directed 2014 smash Maleficent.

And while Todd Phillips’ Joker fell down a peg, it nevertheless grossed an extra US$ 107 million dollars, for a total of US$ 737 million dollars since its October 4th US release.

The bronze medal goes to innovative Will Smith science-fiction epic Gemini Man, which grossed US$42 million dollars in its third weekend in theaters.

Coming in directly in fourth position ten years after the release of the original Ruben Fleischer horror comedy Zombieland is sequel Zombieland: Double Tap, which features Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone.

The otehr films that made it to the top 10 worldwide box-office are: One Piece: Stampede (US$21.8), The Captain (US$17.8), The Addams Family (US$16), Abominable (US$12.7), My People, My Country (US$8.4) and Downton Abbey (US$5.6). - AFP Relaxnews

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