Maleficent reigns supreme at the box office
Angelina Jolie manages to hold off a horde of zombies at the box office this weekend with Walt Disney Pictures' Maleficent: Mistress of Evil taking the # 1 spot with an estimated $ 36 million domestically. $ 185.4 million the first Maleficent made for its 2014 opening. It looks like it wants to do quite well overseas, taking in $ 117 million internationally for a $ 153 million global total. Given that this was Jolie's first live-action film in four years, it proves she's still a bankable enough to open a picture.
Warner Bros. 'dark DC comics one-off Joker continues to hold strong in the # 2 spot for its third weekend in theaters, taking in an estimated $ 29.2 million for a total domestic $ 247.2 million and a worldwide volume of $ 737.5 million. That puts the $ 55 million budgeted Todd Phillips movie on and Justice League now gunning to pass Suicide Squad and (potentially) [1
Coming in at # 3 is Sony's ten-year-later sequel Zombieland: Double Tap which grossed on the high end of its opening weekend estimates with a $ 26.7 million opening. The original Zombieland opened at # 1 ten years ago with $ 24.7 million, but against far less competition. This is another win for R-rated comedies this year after Good Boys .
MGM's animated The Addams Family continues to do sturdy business as we near Halloween, making the # 4 slot in its second weekend with $ 16 million for a $ 56 million domestic total so far. 2021!
Paramount's underperforming Will Smith vehicle Gemini Man fell from # 3 to # 5 on its second weekend, with the Ang Lee-directed movie taking in $ 8.5 million for a domestic total of $ 36.5 million. Smith is still strong overseas where it sits at $ 82.7 million, but it may not be enough to take the expensive film into the black when it finishes its run.
Fox Searchlight's  JoJo Rabbit opened big with $ 350 thousand in just 5 locations, giving it the biggest per-theater average of the week, a great start for the Taika Waititi anti-hate satire. A24's The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson so did well with $ 419 thousand in 8 locations.