It’s no big surprise that Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful was number one at the box office this weekend. Just about every prognosticator had the flick at the top spot with around $80 million. As it turns out … Continue reading

Weekend Box Office Report: Oz’s Power is Great

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It’s no big surprise that Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful was number one at the box office this weekend. Just about every prognosticator had the flick at the top spot with around $80 million. As it turns out they were right on the money, so to speak.

Raimi’s origin story starring James Franco in the title role entered the race at number one with $80.2 million. Not too shabby at all.

Last week’s number one flick, Jack the Giant Slayer, fell 63.2% and finished it’s second weekend with a meager $10 million. Something tells me director Bryan Singer and star Nicholas Hoult are going to leave Jack behind them and go right into next summer’s highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past. Who can blame them?

Coming in at number three we have Identity Thief with $6.3 million. The R-rated comedy is now at $116.5 million domestic. Is there any wonder a sequel is in the works?

Colin Farrell took the fourth spot with another disappointing opening weekend. His new thriller, Dead Man Down, only managed $5.3 million. Audiences just can’t seem to get behind Farrell as a leading man. Maybe he needs to focus on more indie fare, or possibly some strong supporting roles like he had in Horrible Bosses?

Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson, was number five with $5.1 million. It’s domestic total is now $31.8 million.

Have a look at the chart below for the rest of the Top Ten.

1. Oz: The Great and Powerful $80.2 million
2. Jack the Giant Slayer $10 million
3. Identity Thief $6.3 million
4. Dead Man Down $5.3 million
5. Snitch $5.1 million
6. 21 and Over $5 million
7. Safe Haven $3.8 million
8. Silver Linings Playbook $3.7 million
9. Escape from Planet Earth $3.2 million
10. The Last Exorcism Part II $3.1 million

SOURCE: Box Office Mojo

  • http://twitter.com/DAlires303 David

    Man they should have changed Mila Kunis’s voice, when she was the witch she sounded like Meg the whole time. Really killed it for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/TechTrek.Music TechTrek Dario J

    Watched it and i must say that this is by far best movie lately. Well it has up’s and down’s (mostly didn’t like wicked witch of the west – portrait) – Kunis does the job quite great – but i think she didn’t fit that role. As Theodora well no complaints there :) I did expected slight darker version of the movie since i read the entire script. The end is slightly changed since Glinda is not supposed to kiss OZ as it was forbidden – but it seem they have changed that