"Maleficent" set an opening weekend record for Angelina Jolie at the box office, bringing in a whopping $70 million.Perhaps it was the actress' four-year hiatus from appearing on the big screen that helped bring more hype to her most successful opening film yet. Or maybe Disney just did a really good job promoting the re-imagining of "Sleeping Beauty" with Angelina taking on the evil villain.
2. 'Kung Fu Panda'
As the powerful and stong Tigress, Jolie took on the animation world in the crazy successful "Ku Fu Panda" franchise. But before there was two and three, the original shattered the box office earning $631.7 million USD.
"Wanted" made $50.9 million when it made it into theatres on March 28, 2008.The high octane crime action film featured Angelina Jolie as Fox, an assassin who introduces James McAvoy's character Wesley to the secret society led by Morgan Freeman's character, Sloan.
4. 'Mr. And Mrs. Smith'
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's onscreen chemistry in "Mr. And Mrs. Smith" raked in over $50.3 million on its opening weekend.The film was not only a success at the box office, their romance translated offscreen, with the couple now sharing six children together and engaged to be married.
5. 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'
Back in 2001, Angelina Jolie hit the big screen as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, with the first film in the adventure series bringing in $47.7 million its first weeken.
6. 'Shark Tale'
Angelina lent her voice to the gorgeous lion fish Lola in "Shark Tale", which made $47.6 million on its opening weekend in October 2004.
In July 2010, Angelina played a CIA agent who went on the run after a defector accused her of being a Russian spy in "Salt". The movie brought in $36 million at the box office on its opening weekend.
In October 2008, "Changeling", featuring Angelina as Christine Collins, a grief-stricken mother who takes on the LAPD when it tries to pass off an imposter as her missing son.The film made $35 million the weekend it opened at the box office, coming in eighth overall as one of the actress' most successful opening films.