Angelina Jolie took some of her kids to see the new Tomb Raider movie on Sunday, 15 years after she starred as the protagonist Lara Croft.
The 42-year-old star, who most recently appeared in titles Maleficent and By the Sea, was pictured going into a movie theater in North Hollywood, California for an afternoon screening of Tomb Raider accompanied by four of her children.
According to the Daily Mail, the star, clad in a wool-wrap coat, suede knee-high boots, and dark shades took kids Zaraha, 13, Shiloh, 11, and twins Knox and Vivienne, nine, to see the latest version of the movie she helped bring to the mainstream. Her other two kids, 16-year-old Maddox and 14-year-old Pax, whom she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt were not seen with her on Sunday.
Jolie played the original Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, and returned to the role two years later in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life. She has since gone on to feature in other popular films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Beowulf, Wanted, and Salt.
The role of the video game heroine has since been taken over by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who made her movie debut in Swedish drama film Pure back in 2009. Vikander also played Heather Lee in 2016 film Jason Bourne, starring Matt Damon.
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Although Jolie was already quite popular before the Tomb Raider movies, they’re probably responsible for catapulting her to the heights of her stardom. Her biggest commercial success, however, came in 2014 after she starred in Maleficent.
The newest installment of the movie was released in the USA on March 16, 2018, with Vikander playing a 21-year-old Lara Croft who, against her father’s wishes, goes off in search of his last-known location on a mysterious island.
Tomb Raider reportedly hauled in $23,525,000 on its opening weekend and Jolie is set to profit from whatever the movie earns.
Her attending Sunday’s screening certainly shows that there’s a mutual respect between herself and Vikander, who had previously hailed the first actress to play Lara Croft as an “incredible woman” whom she would love to meet.
The fact that they haven’t actually met is incredible in itself, but Jolie going to watch the movie on opening weekend is also quite the gesture.
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