Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent becomes the highest grossing film sold on one star’s name!

It was only a few months ago that analysts had, foolishly it would seem, branded Disney’s live-action adventure ‘Maleficent’ as a flop, and that was even before it had been released in cinemas.

However, after a strong opening and consistent debut week and beyond, the stattos were left scratching their heads at the impressive $697 million it has made to date, from a $180 million budget. But what’s more impressive is that ‘Maleficent’ was, until Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, the highest grossing non-superhero film of 2014, which was a heck of an achievement, considering it was predicted to flop upon its end of May release. Impressively, ‘Maleficent’ can now boast as being the highest-grossing film sold on a single movie star’s name. And what does that mean?

Well, it basically means films that were marketed with a single name on the poster and its advertising material. Angelina Jolie’s name solely features on the posters, which qualifies the film. It has proven to be a big hit across the globe and appears to have captured the imaginations of audiences in far greater numbers than anyone ever thought it would.

Top 5 Movies sold on a single star’s name:

1. Angelina Jolie – Maleficent – 697.2
2. Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol – 694.7
3. Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump – 677.4
4. Bruce Willis – The Sixth Sense – 672.8
5. Will Smith – Hancock – 624.4

Zac Efron Wins Best Shirtless Performance, Gets Stripped by Rita Ora!

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Zac Efron may not have kept his earlier promise to accept his MTV Movie Award sans shirt, but no matter – presenter Rita Ora was quick to assist. 

The Neighbors star, 26, had Tweeted, “If I beat Thor – I’m accepting the award shirtless on stage” back in March, but when the moment finally came Sunday night, Efron’s button-down remained firmly in place. 



As the audience heckled him, Ora snuck up behind Efron and did the honors, ripping his shirt down to the navel to reveal that the actor had in fact been working on his fitness.


“I really don’t know what to say, but thank you so much to my fans,” a bare-chested Efron added before laughing and removing the top completely, whipping it around like a lasso. Rounding out his acceptance speech? A flex and salute to the cheering crowd. 

 

Chris Brown Back In Jail For Violating Probation

Chris Brown was arrested on Friday (March 14) for violating his probation.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the Associated Press that the R&B singer was taken into custody at 2 p.m. on a warrant issued by probation officials. He is reportedly being held without bail.

TMZ reported that the reason behind the 25-year-old singer’s arrest was that he was kicked out of the Malibu rehab center he was staying at for violating “internal rules.”

Brown was ordered to 90 days in in a treatment facility in November to treat anger-management issues after he threw a rock through his mother’s car window before being discharged from a rehab facility. (Brown had spent two weeks in a rehab facility in early October after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., for allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old man.)

Late last month, the Malibu rehab facility revealed in court documents that the singer suffered from PTSD and bi-polar disorder.