‘Malevolent’ sequel scares North America box office lead


Disney’s new movie, “Malevolent: Lover of Evil,” topped the US box office over the weekend with an estimated $ 36 million, despite falling far short of the original 2014 movie, an industry group said on Monday. Sunday.

The original “Maleficent”, also starring Angelina Jolie, grossed $ 69.4 million on its debut weekend, racking up $ 758 million worldwide. Both films follow the evil witch of fame “Sleeping Beauty”; Michelle Pfeiffer plays the intriguing queen Ingrith in the last movie.

Moving to second place in the third week of the show was Warner Bros.’s “Joker” with $ 29.2 million from Friday to Sunday, Exhibitor Relations said. It stars Joaquin Phoenix in a background story about the rise of Batman’s manic enemy.

Thirdly, Sony’s new release, “Zombieland: Double Tap”, costs $ 26.7 million. With a star-studded cast including Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Luke Wilson and Rosario Dawson, the zombie comedy is set to stay strong during the Halloween holiday later this month.

Fourth, it was another Halloween-friendly movie, “The Addams Family,” by United Artists, with $ 16.1 million. The computer animated film, which follows the creepy Addams family and some creepy relatives, features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Snoop Dogg and Bette Midler. A live-action version in 1991 grossed $ 113.5 million in the US.

And fifth was Paramount’s “Gemini Man,” starring Will Smith as a retired assassin who must face a younger clone of himself. US $ 8.5 million were raised.

Finally, the first ten of the weekend were:

“Abominable” ($ 3.5 million)

Downton Abbey ($ 3.1 million)

“Judy” ($ 2.1 million)

Hustlers ($ 2.1 million)

“IT: Chapter Two” ($ 1.5 million)

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