‘Maleficent’ Sequel Opens Below Box Office Expectations, ‘Zombieland 2′ Off to Strong Start

Angelina Jolie‘s new movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is now in theaters and the film opened at number one, though below box office expectations.

The movie earned $36 million in North America during its first weekend, which is just half of what the first Maleficent movie made in its opening. Box office experts had previously predicted that the movie would open with about $45 million for the first weekend.

Coming in second place this weekend was Joker in its third weekend with an additional $29.2 million for a total of $247 million so far.

Zombieland: Double Tap opened with a strong $26.725 million for its first weekend for a third place finish, which is just about on par with the first film’s opening.

Opening in limited release this weekend were Robert Pattinson‘s The Lighthouse and Taika Waititi‘s Jojo Rabbit, which both had strong openings.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend?

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