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Evil queen ends 'Joker's' reign at box office

MALEFICENT MISTRESS OF EVIL
Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 15:14:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" took the box office crown this week knocking the clown prince of crime, "Joker," down to the #2 spot.

"Maleficent" grossed $35 million in North America and $117 worldwide in its first weekend at theaters, down from the opening of the first film in 2014 that grossed nearly $70 million its first weekend.

"Joker" dropped to second after occupying the top spot for the past two weeks with a respectable $29.2 million in North America and almost $78 million internationally.

The sequel "Zombieland: Double Tap" came in third place domestically with $29.2 million.