Oz the Great And Powerful Dominates Weekend box Office


This past weekend Oz The Great And Powerful effectively dominated the box office despite two films opening for the first time. The film also became the highest grossing film of 2013 with $145 million grossed domestically. It fared well in its 308 domestic IMAX screens, adding another $4 million to its IMAX total. Disney’s movie did even better internationally in its second weekend, bringing in $46.6 million ($2 million from IMAX venues) to bring its international total to $136.8 million and its worldwide total to $281.8 million after just ten days. 

The Call opened over the weekend starring Halley Berry and Abigail Breslin. It did considerably better than the other film that opened, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde. The Call brought in an estimated $17.1 million over the weekend in 2,507 locations, averaging roughly $6,800 per site, while the star-studded magician comedy tanked with just $10.3 million in over 3,100 theaters.

Jack the Giant Slayer dropped to fourth place adding $6.2 million to its three-week total of $53.9 million.

Seth Gordon’s Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, took fifth place with $4.5 million, bringing its running box office total to $123.7 million to date.

Snitch was in its fourth weekend and dropped only 31% and one spot.

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