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Maleficent hits $700 million at the worldwide box office

28 July 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have been met with a mixed reception, but that hasn’t prevented Disney’s live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent from crossing $700 million at the global box office.

The Angelina Jolie-headlined fairy tale fantasy is currently sitting on $715,019,000 worldwide, making it the third biggest earner of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($966.4 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($739.5 million). In all, it’s the fifth film to reach the $700 million mark this year, with fellow Disney release Captain America: The Winter Soldier earning $713 million and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sitting on $706.3 million.

Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). Read our reviews here, here and here.

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Disney’s Maleficent crosses $600 million worldwide

3 July 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Good news for Disney this morning as Maleficent has crossed the $600 million mark, becoming the fourth movie in 2014 – and the first non-comic book movie – to do so.

Now in its fifth week of release, Maleficent has taken $205 million domestically and around $400 million in worldwide markets, which also makes this the biggest live-action success of Angelina Jolie’s career. The movie is now out in the majority of the major markets having taken roughly $40 million in China. It opens in Japan this weekend.

The other movies to cross the $600 million mark this year are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army »

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Angelina Jolie-Starrer ‘Maleficent’ Casting $600M Worldwide Spell

2 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After five weeks in release, and just before it hits its last overseas market, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty spinoff Maleficent is poised to cross $600M worldwide today. The studio notes this is its 2nd release of the year to pass the threshold, and its 20th ever. Directed by Robert Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie, the film started rolling out internationally on May 28 and opened in North America on May 30. It bowed there at No. 1 with $69.4M and has remained in the Top Five since. It crossed $200M domestically this weekend, and through July 1 is at $205M. At […] »

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'Maleficent' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Alternate Costume Designs

30 June 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Concept Artist Jerad S. Marantz has released a group of new photos that give us a look at some of his ideas for Angelina Jolie's title character Maleficent as her costume morphed into what we see on screen now. he also has a different take on Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Both projects have already premiered and have brought in almost $1 Billion worldwide. Take a look at some of the alternate designs we might have seen in the movie, first with Angelina Jolie's dark fairy Maleficent.

Here, we see Ellen Page with an altered hair style and slightly different costume before she embarks on her time traveling adventure in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Both X-Men: Days of Future Past and Maleficent are still playing in theaters nationwide.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, »

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Faerie Evil: The Making of Maleficent

24 June 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with director Robert Stromberg, production visual effects supervisor Carey Villegas, visual effects supervisors Seth Maury and Kelly Port, digital effects supervisor Darren Hendler, and previs supervisor Mark Nelson about reviving a Disney classic…

“There are not many production designers/visual effects people who have made the leap which doesn’t make sense to me because it seems like the perfect breeding ground to moving up into directing,” reflects filmmaker Robert Stromberg who started as a matte painter and became the Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar [2009] and Alice in Wonderland [2010].  “On Master and Commander [2003] I met Peter Weir and we hit it off.  I came in as a Visual Effects Supervisor and spent so much time with Peter that I became a liaison between him and Ilm.   We started talking about other things especially about characters and what it is like to direct.  I learned so much from »

- Trevor Hogg

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‘Maleficent’s Robert Stromberg Closing On ‘Ted’ For Most Successful In Losing Helming Virginity

23 June 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update: Well, my bad on this one. Robert Stromberg has a ways to go before his camp can claim the first timer worldwide gross record. Right now, that resides with Seth MacFarlane, whose feature debut Ted grossed $549 million worldwide. They can call me back if he eclipses the mark as his reps had claimed. I forgot about MacFarlane. With Maleficent reaching $521 million, Robert Stromberg has set the global box office record for the biggest-grossing live-action directing debut. He has toppled Joseph Kosinski, whose first outing Tron Legacy grossed just slightly more than $400 million worldwide. Stromberg far outpaces […] »

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Angelina Jolie Almost Looked Like This In Maleficent

20 June 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Part of the fun of keeping up with a hit movie is learning what changes almost happened during production, which might have resulted in a different film than the one you currently adore. Angelina Jolie.s latest creation, Maleficent, is the latest example of a big-screen character that went through several revisions before director Robert Stromberg settled on the look he preferred, and now we get to see some of the alternate designs that were under consideration. Concept artist Steffen Reichstadt -- whose credits include Noah, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -- shared images of possible Maleficents on his official page. Some are Extremely different from the finished design, as you can tell above. There.s almost a cat-like quality to the costume and facial tattoos Reichstadt put on that first Maleficent design. And with this next »

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"Maleficent" Hot Toys Revealed

20 June 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of the laser-scanned likeness of actress Angelina Jolie as the "Hot Toys" figure 'Maleficent', based on director Robert Stromberg's live-action fantasy feature:

The "Maleficent" screenplay is by Linda Woolverton ("Alice In Wonderland") who tailored the screenplay to accomodate Jolie:

"...'Maleficent' is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'.

"A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, 'Maleficent' has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom...until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. 

"Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone.

"Bent on revenge, she faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant 'Aurora'. »

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Exclusive: Stunning Maleficent Creature Designs By Bryan Wynia

16 June 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Bryan WyniaMaleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, »

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Cool Maleficent Creature Designs By Justin Goby Fields & Jared Krichevsky

13 June 2014 3:22 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Justin Goby Fields Image above - Justin collaborated with Steffen Reichstadt Concept Art by Jared KrichevskyMaleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, »

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Scoop: Young Maleficent Designs Featured In Concept Art

13 June 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent was directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, »

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Exclusive: What Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Could've Looked Like

10 June 2014 8:19 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Kelton CramMaleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, »

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Box office report: 'The Fault in Our Stars' takes the top spot with $48.2 million; 'Edge of Tomorrow' settles for third

8 June 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Cue the faux-surprise. Female-targeted films The Fault in Our Stars and Maleficent wiped the floor with the competition, forcing Tom Cruise’s more teenage boy-friendly Edge of Tomorrow into a third-spot opening. Women made up a staggering 82 percent of the opening-weekend audience for the adaptation of John Green’s Ya novel about teenage cancer patients—comparatively, Twilight’s initial audience was only 75 percent female. The film made $48.2 million, vaulting it alongside Love Story in the firmament of emotionally and financially resonant weepies. That’s less than the $56 million Divergent made its first three days out, but that other Shailene Woodley »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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'Maleficent' Gets a Trailer Parody from 50 Cent with 'Malefiftycent'

6 June 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We've seen plenty of movie trailer hilarity come from Jimmy Kimmel with his star-studded trailer for Movie: The Movie and also the sequel Movie: The Movie 2V. But now his parody target has narrowed with a spoof of Disney's latest box office success Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. But this version has a different spin on the tale with rapper and occasional bad actor 50 Cent in the lead. And with that addition, the film has appropriately changed the title to Malefiftycent and it comes with an awesome tagline. It's a long way to go for just a simple title joke, but 50 Cent clearly had fun with this quick parody. Watch below! Here's the parody trailer for Maleficent, featuring 50 Cent as Malefiftycent, from Jimmy Kimmel: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Twilight Director Bill Condon To Helm Live-Action Beauty And The Beast

4 June 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Angelina Jolie starring Maleficent just made its debut in theaters last weekend, and while it wasn't very well accepted by critics, it certainly made a big splash at the box office, scoring $69 million domestically. And with the well-recieved teaser for the upcoming Kenneth Branagh directed Cinderella film, it seems that Disney will continue recreating their animated classics into live-action films. Read on more more details! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twilight director Bill Condon has signed on to direct an upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast. The news comes following the theatrical success of Robert Stromberg's Maleficent, which hit theaters worldwide last weekend. Condon's name has been circling the project for a few months, so it comes to no surprise that he joined the project, and if Disney are going for a musical take on the film, he has experience having directed the 2006 musical hit Dreamgirls. »

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Angelina Jolie Hints at Returning for 'Maleficent 2'

4 June 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following Maleficent's impressive $70 million opening weekend, it wouldn't be all that surprising if Disney ordered a sequel to the fantasy adventure, which provides an origin story for the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. While the studio hasn't confirmed a follow-up as of yet, star Angelina Jolie revealed during her promotional tour in China that she would be willing to come back for a sequel.

Here's what she had to say, when asked what her next acting role may be.

"It's kind of hard to top her, she was pretty fun. Maybe I'll get the chance to play her again."

The actress also spoke about her burgeoning career as a director, following her 2011 debut In the Land of Blood and Honey and the upcoming true story adaptation Unbroken, which is scheduled to hit theaters December 25. While the actress/filmmaker doesn't have a follow-up planned, on either the acting or directing side, »

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Angelina Jolie Pre-Birthday Celebration At Maleficent Press Conference in Shanghai

3 June 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Tuesday, Maleficent star Angelina Jolie took part in a press conference and photo call at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai, China.

Jolie wore a black Michael Kors dress and custom made, gold Christian Louboutins shoes with horn-like heels made for the Asian rollout of the film.

The Academy Award and three-time Golden Globe winner continues to be one of Hollywood’s most talented leading actresses.

Angelina Jolie made her feature film directorial debut in 2011 with the film In The Land Of Blood And Honey. She is now in post-production on Unbroken, a drama that tells the story of the World War II hero Louis Zamperini, which she directed and is due out from Universal this Christmas.

A Cleopatra movie with her starring as the Egyptian Queen is still in the works. In a role made famous by Elizabeth Taylor, Jolie told British Vogue, “We’ve been working on it. »

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Have ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Godzilla’ Turned the Tide for Novice Directors?

2 June 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood is making billions thanks to inexperienced directors, disproving the stereotype that neophytes cannot handle massive productions. ”Maleficent” is the third movie in two months to triumph at the box office thanks to its unproven director — not in spite of it. The Russo Brothers, whose only previous movie was “You, Me and Dupree,” turned “Captain America 2” into an international juggernaut. Gareth Edwards, who'd never had a budget north of $1 million, has already earned a job making a “Star Wars’ spin-off thanks to his work on $160-million “Godzilla.” Robert Stromberg rode Angelina Jolie and the Disney machine to a »

- Lucas Shaw

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Interview: Director Robert Stromberg Talks Maleficent

2 June 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Robert Stromberg is an Oscar-winner who’s been involved in a wide variety of enormously successful films — including the highest-grossing movie of all time — but he’s not a name known to mainstream filmgoers. With “Maleficent,” his directorial debut, that may change. Recently, ShockYa had a chance to participate in the Los Angeles press day for the film, a revisionist take on the “Sleeping Beauty” fairytale from the point-of-view of its titular villainess, and chat with some of the filmmakers and cast about their work. A roundtable conversation between Stromberg and several reporters is excerpted below: Question: You’re pretty savvy about the whole movie world, and have had various credits on a  [ Read More ]

The post Interview: Director Robert Stromberg Talks Maleficent appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Maleficent | Review

2 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Moralificent: Stromberg’s Debut Gets a Dastard Disney Straitjacket

Anticipation has been extremely high for Disney’s live action dedication to one of their most enjoyably memorable cartoon villains, Maleficent, particularly for the inspired casting of Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy queen. To many, it will comes as no surprise that the end result is a highly ‘Disneyfied’ treatment, calibrated specifically for the enjoyment of children and family friendly crowds demanding neutered entertainment. Not only are we treated to grandiloquent moralizing, but an overtly insistent redemption of a villain that, at least in cartoon form, was thankfully absent.

We begin in a land where two opposing forces reside side by side. There is a kingdom, ruled by a greedy king, whose denizens are generally unhappy, and the magical lands known as the moors, where everything fantastical lives in peace, governed by themselves. One such creature is a kind, young fairy named Maleficent, »

- Nicholas Bell

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