‘Maleficent’ Passes $600 Million at Worldwide Box Office

Maleficent” will cross $600 million at the global box office Wednesday, becoming the fourth film of the year to hit that mark.

The Walt Disney Studios release is now in its fifth week of release, and has made $205 million domestically and $400 million internationally, making it the biggest live-action hit of Angelina Jolie’s career.

Other films that have crossed the $600 million barrier in 2014 include “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” “Maleficent” is the 20th Disney film to pass $600 million globally.

The re-imagining of “Sleeping Beauty” is out in most major foreign markets, including China where it has grossed roughly $40 million. It opens this weekend in Japan, which marks its final international engagement.

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