Disney’s fairy tale update starring Angelina Jolie is the highest-grossing original film of 2014
Disney’s “Maleficent” has surpassed $700 million at the global box office, the studio said Tuesday.
It’s Disney’s 15th release ever to reach that threshold and the second of 2014, the first being the Marvel superhero sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
It’s also Angelina Jolie‘s highest-grossing live-action film of all time domestically ($229 million), internationally ($472 million) and globally ($700 million), as well as the highest-grossing original film of 2014 worldwide.
Released domestically on May 30, Maleficent opened at No. 1 with $69.4 million and has seen strong week-to-week holds. It’s till in the top ten, eight weeks into its run.
Internationally, “Maleficent” has been bolstered by exceptional performances in China ($47.4 million), Mexico ($45.7 million), Russia ($37.5 million) and Brazil ($32.3 million), as well as in Japan ($32.7 million) where the film opened July 5 and has held the top spot for three weekends running.