Women in Film | Maleficent: The Huge Summer Hit No One Talked About

Maleficent | The Big Hit Noone Talked About | VOX

Maleficent had a big opening. But where Maleficent proved its popularity was in its staying power: it spent eight weeks in the Top 10 and had a higher multiplier (a good estimate of a movie’s success after opening weekend) than Transformers. Yet, unlike many of the films Maleficent bested at the box office, critics pegged it as a children’s movie, then quickly discounted it.

They shouldn’t have.

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