Is Maleficent going to scare away Disney audience?

It has been reported that the investors over at Disney are becoming increasingly worried that Maleficent is going to scare away movie-goers and be a flop in the box office.

Although Maleficent has been targeted more towards a young adult genre than younger children, the Disney investors are worried that the movie could do badly and cost the company millions.

The movie does look quite dark and scary and it would seem that this could affect parents wanting to bring their little ones to see the movie.

Angelina Jolie, who stars in the terrifying lead role, has admitted that her daughter, Vivienne had to star as a young Aurora because other children were so scared of Maleficent’s costume.

However, she also spoke about the importance of Maleficent in teaching young girls an important message: “It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain…[Maleficent] is actually a good person. But she’s not perfect. In general, it’s a very good message to say, ‘Let’s look at something from the other side’.”