Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to its 2015 film Maleficent, is set to hit theaters this weekend, with experts predicting it could rake in between $165 million and $175 million globally, which would make it the third most successful movie ever for the month of October, following Joker and Venom.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in which Angelina Jolie plays the villain from the classic Disney tale Sleeping Beauty, is the latest in a slate of live-action remakes of some of the company’s most beloved stories. The film, which comes to theaters on Oct. 18, follows the premiere earlier this year of the live-action versions of The Lion King, which counted stars like Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner among its cast, and Aladdin, in which Will Smith filled Robin Williams’ shoes as the genie. This year also saw a remake of Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, released in March.
Between these films, Toy Story 4 and Avengers: Endgame, Disney has dominated the 2019 box office. Disney is set to release several more remakes of animated favorites, and many, including Mulan, come from the company’s famed Renaissance period, which started in 1989 and captivated a generation of viewers with songs and characters that remain influential today.
Here’s every live-action movie Disney has planned through 2020.