That should easily be enough to make the 3-D "Maleficent" the highest-grossing movie of the weekend, unseating last week's box-office champion "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and outperforming "A Million Ways to Die in the West," the new R-rated Western comedy from
"Maleficent" retells the story Disney brought to the screen in 1959, this time from the perspective of the revenge-bent fairy who puts a curse on the human king's daughter Aurora.
The film marks Jolie's first live-action starring role since the 2010 romantic thriller
A $60-million opening for "Maleficent" would be a healthy sum and Jolie's best live-action opening ever. But it will have a difficult time matching Disney's 2013 live-action fantasy success
"A Million Ways to Die," which cost $40 million to make, rides into theaters after an unexpectedly strong result from Universal's recent R-rated offering, the
In the Western send-up, MacFarlane tries his hand as a leading man alongside a cast that includes