> UK box office analysis 30th May: Maleficent casts an evil spell on the box office
Date published: Thu, 7th March 2019
Date published: Tue, 15th October 2019
Angelina Jolie takes her first big budget role in a number of years in Maleficent and with ease becomes the biggest film of the week with a £6.6 million take.
Disney are on a roll, it looks like Maleficent will be a sizeable hit and their last film, Frozen, has become one of the biggest film of all time taking over $1 Billion world wide.
After a single week at the top X-Men Days of Future Past drops a single place to the runner up spot with £3.5 million for the weekend and £19.5 million in total.
Also released this week and charted were
Edge of Tomorrow
A Million Ways to Die In The West
A year ago there was little move at the box office as The Hangover Part III held on for a second week and the highest new film was The Purge starring Ethan Hawke at number 6.
Five years ago Night at the Museum 2 held on for another week keeping Drag Me To Hell from Sam Raimi to debut at 2.
Ten years ago The Day After Tomorrow debuted strong at the top of the box office leaving Troy to fall down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago Notting climbed up to the top after a number 6 debut from a limited release knocking She's All That to the number 2 spot.
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