Los Angeles (AFP)
The witch "Maleficent" seized the ill-fated "Joker" of the first North American box office location this weekend, which had already moved on to Halloween, according to final figures released Monday by specialist exhibitor Relations.
"Maleficent: The Power of Evil" raised nearly $ 37 million for its release Friday through Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada.
Disney's famous witch with actress Angelina Jolie, who shares the bill with Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer, returns five years after the first installment, which was twice as profitable.
Detroit is another character split between good and evil, the Joker, and his descent into hell has brought the huge Joaquin Phoenix to the screen.
For two weeks, he has led Batman's best enemy despite his $ 29.2 million in weekend earnings.
Another novelty – and another sequel – ends the podium with $ 26.8 million: "Return to Zombieland," a semi-comic, semi-horror film about a zombie-infested world that stars in a star-studded attack (Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg. ..).
Also in season, as Halloween approaches (October 31), new adventures of the "Addams Family", an animated movie version, this time, along with 16.3 million of this dark quartet, ahead of "Gemini" and its 8.3 million.
This action movie with Will Smith is directed by Ang Lee, credited with "The Hidden Mountain Secret" (2005) and "Tiger and the Dragon" (2000).
Here's the rest of the Top 10:
6. "Disgusting": $ 3.5 million ($ 53.9 million in four weeks);
7. "Downton Abbey": 3.1 million (88.6 million in five weeks);
8. "Judy": 2.1 million (19 million in four weeks);
9. "queens": 2 million (101.8 million in six weeks);
10. "To: Chapter 2": 1.45 million (209.6 million in seven weeks).
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