Even though it ranked first in the United States, the movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil initially grossed less than expected – at just $ 36 million, according to boxofficemojo.com.
By comparison, the amount represents half of the proceeds from the debut of the first film – Maleficent, released in 2014 – of $ 69.4 million.
Outside the US, it has evolved somewhat better; revenues were $ 117 million (internationally, Mistress of Evil reached $ 153 million). It remains to be seen if the film will become profitable in the coming weeks. The production budget was $ 185 million.
Although it was not well received by critics (on RottenTomatoes.com only 41% of the reviewers were appreciative), the film was liked by the public (from which it received 96% positive comments on the film aggregator).