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Disney's "Maleficent" cast a strong spell at the box office with a $70 million debut.

Featuring Angelina Jolie's first live-action starring performance in years, "Maleficent" beat forecasts to easily top all films over the weekend. The PG-rated Disney release is a darker twist on "Sleeping Beauty," told from the villain's perspective.

Seth MacFarlane's Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" was out-gunned by "Maleficent." It opened in third place with a tepid $17.1 million.

Last weekend's top film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" dropped to second with $32.6 million.

Top 10 at the Weekend Box Office
1. "Maleficent" - $70 M
2. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - $32.6 M
3. "A Million Ways to Die in the West" - $17.1 M
4. "Godzilla" - $12.2 M
5. "Blended" - $8.4 M
6. "Neighbors" - $7.7 M
7. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" - $3.8 M
8. "Million Dollar Arm" - $3.7 M
9. "Chef" - $2.0 M
10. "The Other Woman" - $1.4 M

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