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Harris Dickinson on ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and Wanting to Play a Disney Prince

From director Joachim Rønning, the fantasy epic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil delves deeper into the bond between the dark fae Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her human goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning), as the complex family ties that bind them are tested. And while the impending nuptials between Aurora and Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson) are a cause for celebration and a uniting of two worlds, they also lead to new enemies and unexpected allies. At the film’s Los Angeles press day, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat 1-on-1 with actor Harris Dickinson about what made …
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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Director Takes Those ‘Game of Thrones’ Comparisons as a ‘Compliment’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Director Takes Those ‘Game of Thrones’ Comparisons as a ‘Compliment’ (Video)
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t seen “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”)

If you were one of the fans watching “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” over the weekend and found yourself thinking, “Wow, I see a lot of similarities to ‘Game of Thrones,'” you were definitely not the only one. And director Joachim Rønning is aware of these comparisons but takes them as a “compliment.”

“I take that as a huge compliment,” Rønning told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven. “It is kind of like a fantastical, medieval-y world, so there is some resemblance there. There is a power struggle, factions, the battle… yeah.”

During the big battle scene at the end of the movie, Aurora’s forest friends get locked in a chapel and get massacred by the minions of Queen Ingris (Michelle Pfeiffer). Of course, avid “Game of Thrones” fans might reminisce on the famous Red Wedding
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António Banderas, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino, Laura Dern Set for Honors at Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood, CA – The Hollywood Film Awards announced today that highly-acclaimed artists Antonio Banderas, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and Laura Dern will be honored at the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards. Banderas will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award” for his poignant turn in Pedro Almodóvar’s 21st film, “Pain and Glory” and Zellweger will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award” for her powerful portrayal of the iconic Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s “Judy.” Pacino will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for his brilliant depiction of the infamous Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s mob masterpiece “The Irishman,” and Dern will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her commanding performance as a hard-hitting divorce attorney in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. About The Honorees Since his introduction to American cinema,
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‘Lost’ Actress Elizabeth Mitchell Signs With Apa

  • Deadline
‘Lost’ Actress Elizabeth Mitchell Signs With Apa
Elizabeth Mitchell, who most recently wrapped starring roles in writer-director Elle Callahan’s indie feature Witch Hunt, and as Ellen Burstyn’s strong-willed daughter in director Michael Lembeck’s feature comedy Never Too Late, has signed with Apa.

Mitchell is perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated performance as Dr. Juliet Carlson on six seasons of J.J. AbramsABC series, Lost.

Her other television credits include a recent season-long arc as a Methodist pastor on Syfy’s The Expanse. She starred opposite Donald Sutherland in the Netflix drama Crossing Lines; re-teamed with Abrams on the NBC drama Revolution; and portrayed the Snow Queen in the “Frozen” storyline of ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

Additionally, she played Teresa Earnhardt opposite Barry Pepper in the ESPN original movie 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story. She portrayed Erica Evans in ABC’s alien invasion mini-series V; and played Gia’s girlfriend opposite Angelina Jolie in the HBO’s Gia.
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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Cost Half a Billion Dollars and Nobody Is Seeing It

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the 2014 film starring Angelina Jolie as the iconic Disney villain, had a dismal opening weekend, pulling in just $36 million in North America. Even though the movie was #1 at the domestic box office, it fell short of projections, putting the film’s ultimate success in question. With a budget of $185 million and a considerable marketing price tag, that’s not the kind of question Disney wants to be asking. Maleficent herself isn’t much for looking on the bright side of things, but Mistress of Evil fared substantially better overseas, …
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Watch: Behind The Scenes & Making Of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ As Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Chiwetel Ejiofor Laugh Through Their Bloopers

In the latest edition of Hollywood Insider's Behind The Scenes - we focus on 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' - the hit sequel. Watch Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Juno Temple, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, etc. during the making of the Disney sequl with countless bloopers.  Director Joachim Ronning is the conductor behind the symphony of an ensemble cast. The film has won hearts all over the world. The Behind The Scenes video shows us the fun side of actress/humanitarian Angelina Jolie and for her thoughts on why she waited to make the perfect sequel, watch the 'Reaction From Stars' video below. She is joined by her fellow classmates on telling their side of why they loved making this movie. For more reaction videos and behind the scenes from famous celebrities who have brought us amazing movies, visit Hollywood Insider's YouTube Channel by clicking here.
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Evil Twins? Angelina Jolie & Michelle Pfeiffer Delighted In Being Diabolical On ‘Maleficent’ Set

We know how much Angelina Jolie enjoys playing the evil Maleficent in the two Disney movies featuring the character. So, what could have made the experience even better in the new film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? Jolie told us she had a lot of fun goofing around between takes with Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays an evil queen [...]

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Box Office: Why ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Fizzled

  • Variety
Box Office: Why ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Fizzled
Despite nabbing first place at the domestic box office, Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” debuted significantly below expectations and demonstrated that even the most powerful studio in Hollywood is susceptible to missteps.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Maleficent” kicked off in North America with a lackluster $36 million bow, an underwhelming result for a film that cost $185 million to produce before taking global marketing and distribution fees into account. Heading into the weekend, the dark fantasy adventure starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer was expected to earn around $45 million, but even those figures would have been a steep decline from the first film’s $69 million launch. Given its robust marketing spend, sources speculate “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” will need to pull in at least $475 million globally to break even and closer to $500 million to turn a profit theatrically.

With a soft start in North America, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
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Sam Riley on How Quickly ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Came Together

From director Joachim Rønning, the fantasy epic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil delves deeper into the bond between the dark fae Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her human goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning), as the complex family ties that bind them are tested. And while the impending nuptials between Aurora and Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson) are a cause for celebration and a uniting of two worlds, they also lead to new enemies and unexpected allies. While at the Los Angeles press day, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat 1-on-1 with British actor Sam Riley (who plays the …
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Next 3 Major Disney Adventures: 'Frozen II,' 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' 'Onward'

  • Fandango
Painted with a villainous brush for many years, the titular character in Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil reminds us all that people are seldom what they appear to be. Angelina Jolie stars as a mighty figure who is capable of doing great harm, yet instead strives to be a source of great comfort to her people, as well as something more motherly to her dearly-beloved Aurora (Elle Fanning), despite surprising, ill-intentioned opposition from Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer). It's...

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‘Joker’ passes £40m at UK box office as ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ falters

  • ScreenDaily
The Warner Bros hit has topped the charts for three weeks.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Oct 18-20) Total gross to date Week 1 Joker (Warner Bros) £5.5m £40.3m 3 2 Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (Disney) £3.3m £3.3m 1 3 Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony) £1.3m £1.3m 1 4 A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Studiocanal) £1.1m £1.3m 1 5 Abominable (Universal) £988,083 £3.7m 2

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Supervillain origin story Joker topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, adding £5.5m to take it to £40.3m in total.

The film scored an £8,047 site average, proving a very impressive total for a third session.
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China Box Office: Hollywood Sweeps Up With ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Gemini Man’

  • Variety
China Box Office: Hollywood Sweeps Up With ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Gemini Man’
The first Hollywood blockbusters to hit China after the country’s big National Day holiday have, as expected, swept away holdover patriotic titles that had previously ruled the box office. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” edged out another new release, “Gemini Man,” to lead the pack with a $22.5 million opening weekend.

While Disney’s “Maleficent” arrived in China day-and-date with the U.S., the Ang Lee-directed “Gemini Man” hit theaters stateside a week before on Oct. 11. It grossed $21 million in its mainland opening, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway.

Chinese user reviews for “Maleficent” were mixed, giving the film a 9.1 and 8.8 rating out of 10 on the Maoyan and Taopiaopiao ticketing platforms, respectively, but just 6.2 on the more discerning Douban site. Opinions of “Gemini Man” were less polarized, with users according it an 8.0, an 8.1 and a 7.1 score on the three platforms.

On Maoyan, most “Maleficent” commenters expressed admiration for Angelina Jolie
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Bo Report: ‘Maleficent’ tops ‘Zombieland’ in the battle of the sequels

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.’

In the battle of the sequels Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil beat Sony’s Zombieland: Double Tap last weekend but neither was a match for the third frame of Warner Bros’ juggernaut Joker.

Launching on 60 screens, Universal’s Judy Garland biopic Judy hit a high note while Cinema Live’s Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages did not generate many laughs or dollars and Icon’s mystery thriller Strange But True bombed.

It was a soft trading weekend at cinemas as the top 20 titles harvested $14.2 million, down 27 per cent on the previous frame, according to Numero.

Todd Phillips’ Joker rang up $4.3 million despite falling by 41 per cent, hoisting its total to $28.5 million. The WB/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ production has amassed $738.5 million worldwide: $247.2 million in the Us and $491.3 million internationally, where it now ranks as the fourth biggest DC comics-based blockbuster of all time.
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens soft at the box office

Walt Disney Pictures’ fairy tale sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil dethroned Joker from the top of the box office this weekend, but its soft domestic opening weekend of $36 million was down 48% on the $69.4 million debut of its 2014 predecessor. The film – which sees Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprising their roles […]

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Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning's Friendship Is the Cutest in All the Land

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Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are known for playing fairy-tale characters Maleficent and Princess Aurora, but it's their offscreen friendship that's truly magical. After starring together in Disney's Maleficent back in 2014, the talented actresses have joined forces yet again for the upcoming sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which hits theaters on Oct. 18. In addition to all of their cute red carpet appearances, they've also been gushing about each other during press interviews.

During an interview with Tatler, Angelina expressed how proud she is of Elle. "When we met at 14, you were young but you were always impressive," she said. "I'm very proud. She always held herself so well and she always had such grace and she's such a strong actor that you never seemed like a child. You've also maintained - which I think is almost unheard of in this business - such sweetness and gratitude for the job
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Box Office Report For October 18-20

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Angelina Jolie returns as a classic Disney villain in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in addition to a long in the making sequel with Zombieland: Double Tap. Those two new releases are going up against another week of Joker for top honors. How did they do? What about the second week for Parasite? Maybe you’re curious about platform release starts for Jojo Rabbit or The Lighthouse? We’ve got you covered! Read on to see how the weekend turned out… Opening at number one and taking the top spot was Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, though not with the huge haul that Disney had to have been hoping for.
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Maleficent 2 Wins Weekend Box Office with $36M, Zombieland 2 Also Scores Big

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Maleficent 2 Wins Weekend Box Office with $36M, Zombieland 2 Also Scores Big
It was a big weekend for sequels, with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil coming in first place. Joker slid into second place, with Zombieland: Double Tap doing better than expected in third. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was actually a bit soft in its opening, only pulling in $36 million. A couple of indie movies also did well this weekend, with Neon's Parasite, A24's The Lighthouse and Fox Searchlight's Jojo Rabbit all arriving with a strong debut in limited release.

Disney was expecting a little more from their Maleficent sequel at the box office this weekend. The domestic total arrives at nearly half of what the original made in 2014, debuting at $69.4 million. Those who did watch the sequel apparently enjoyed Angelina Jolie's return as the Dark Fey. Audiences have given the movie an 'A' CinemaScore. It also has a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opened simultaneous in all major markets overseas.
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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Rules International Box Office With $117 Million

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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Rules International Box Office With $117 Million
Though Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” stumbled at the domestic box office, the Angelina Jolie-led sequel enjoyed a far stronger start overseas.

The follow-up to 2014’s fantasy adventure inspired by the “Sleeping Beauty” villain took off with $117 million from 56 international markets. In North America, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” debuted with a meager $36 million for a worldwide launch of $153 million. Despite the lower-than-expected bow, the film marks the third-highest global opening weekend ever for the month of October. The $185 million movie will have to bank on overseas audiences to continue turning out in force in order to turn a profit.

China led the way among foreign territories and secured $22.4 million over the weekend, marking a 15% jump on ticket sales from the original. Other top markets include Russia with $10.7 million, Mexico with $7.8 million, Indonesia with $4.8 million and Italy with $4.7 million.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” co-stars Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein
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'Downton Abbey' consolidates position as highest Focus Features release at North American box office (updated)

Hustlers crosses $100m for Stx; Maleficent 2 opens top but drops steeply against 2014 original.

October 20 Update: Downton Abbey added $3.1m in its fifth session in North America to consolidate its position as Focus Features’ highest ever release.

The period drama climbed to $88.6m after a 36.4% slip, and dropped two slots to number seven on $3.1m. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Imelda Staunton star in the feature version based on the hit TV show.

Focus Features’ previous record-holder was Brokeback Mountain on $83m established in April 2006.

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer
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‘Downton Abbey’ consolidates position as highest Focus Features release at North American box office

Hustlers crosses $100m for Stx; Maleficent 2 opens top but drops steeply against 2014 original.

Downton Abbey added $3.1m in its fifth session in North America to consolidate its position as Focus Features’ highest ever release.

The period drama climbed to $88.6m after a 36.9% slip, and dropped two slots to number seven. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Imelda Staunton star in the feature version based on the hit TV show.

Focus Features’ previous record-holder was Brokeback Mountain on $83m established in April 2006.

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer dethroned Joker to open
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