Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Casts a Spell Over US Box Office

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Angelina Jolie's Maleficent has topped the US box office, grossing $70m in its opening weekend.

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Disney's dark re-working of Sleeping Beauty shot straight to the number one spot, beating X-Men: Days of Future Past and Seth MacFarlane's new comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West, which placed number two and number three respectively.

Godzilla moved down to number four with sales of $17.06 million, while the top five was rounded out by Blended, which took $8.4 million.

Zac Efron comedy Bad Neighbours made $7.7 million and The Amazing Spider-Man kept pulling in audiences with takings of $3.7 million.

Million Dollar Arm, Chef and The Other Woman also made the top 10.

The US weekend box office top ten for June 1 (studio estimates, all figures in US dollars) is as follows:

1. (-) Maleficent - $70,000,000
2. (1) X-Men: Days of Future Past - $32,600,000
3. (-) A Million Ways to Die in the West - $17,069,000
4. (2) Godzilla - $12,225,000
5. (3) Blended - $8,425,000
6. (4) Bad Neighbours - $7,715,000
7. (5) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - $3,775,000
8. (6) Million Dollar Arm - $3,700,000
9. (9) Chef - $2,009,000
10. (7) The Other Woman - $1,425,000

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