Maleficent: Mistress of Evil smashes box office with $36 million opening

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Angelina Jolie returned after five years for the second franchise of Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ which soft opened at $36 million.

The villainous enchantress returned with her whole coven to save Aurora and bring peace. It is a story based to the fantasy adventure of  ‘Sleeping Beauty.’

Maleficent easily cast a spell and towered over Warner Bros’ ‘Joker’ and Sony’s ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’

Together with the protagonist played by Jolie, Elle Fanning returned for the sequel, joined by newcomers, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The movie was directed by ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales’ director, Joachim Ronning.