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'Maleficent' Casts Powerful Spell Over Box Office
Angelina Jolie concocted quite the potion for theaters this weekend. Her Sleeping Beauty companion film Maleficent enchanted the box office well beyond expectations, taking in $70 million, according to studio estimates from Rentrak. The debut provided a storybook chapter for the film, which marked the largest debut of Jolie's career, eclipsing the $60.2 million bow for Kung Fu Panda in 2008.