Oz takes first place opening weekend
Oz The Great and Powerful took first place last weekend, raking in $79,110,453 during its opening weekend (March 8, 2013), according to boxoffice.com. Disney’s 3D fantasy is a prequel to the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco) a small-time circus magician with dubious etheics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he has hit the jackpot – fame and fortune are his for the taking – until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams),who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone has been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity – and even a bit of wizardry – Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard, but into a better man as well.
|This Week||Last Week||Movie||Cumulative Gross||Weeks|
|1||N/A||Oz The Great and Powerful||$79.1M||1|
|2||1||Jack the Giant Slayer||$43.6M||2|
|4||N/A||Dead Man Down||$5.3M||5|
|6||3||21 and Over||$16.9M||2|
|8||8||Silver Linings Playbook||$120.6M||17|
|9||6||Escape From Planet Earth||$47.8M||4|
|10||5||The Last Exorcism, Part II||$12.1M||2|
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