Disney’s remake of the fairy tale classic “Maleficent” is in its second weekend at the box office, with a $8.5 million fourth-place finish.
The film opened with $10.7 million Thursday, its best debut since “Beauty and the Beast” in 2017.
It is the first Disney film to open in over 2,300 theaters.
Its domestic cume is $54.6 million, making it the sixth highest grossing Disney film in 2017 behind the “Beauties” and “Cars” franchises.
The pic has earned an estimated $8 million from Friday previews, a drop from the opening weekend of “Beautiful Day” ($13.9 million) and the “Frozen” sequel ($10.5).
Its international cume has now topped $1 billion.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Disney CEO Bob Iger said “Malice in the Dark” has had a “pretty rough road.”
Iger added that “we have been very patient.”
He said that “Malicious Intent” is a different film in a different universe, and “Malifaux” was a different franchise.
Iger said that the movie “can be seen as Maleficient.”
I was trying to think of the phrase ‘Maleficient,’ and I think it’s just an old term.
I think of Malefactors.
And I think they’re just bad, bad people.
They’re just people who do terrible things.
So I think the film is a very different movie than the film we’re doing now.
But we are very patient, I think, and we will be patient with it and we hope it will be good.
“Iger made the comments during a question-and-answer session on Friday.
Iger has been one of the biggest critics of “Malaficent” and is now one of its biggest critics.
He has criticized the film, which he calls “not good.”
Fox News’ Chris Wallace and The Associated Press contributed to this report.