‘Oz’ Tops Weekend Box Office With $80.3M

“Oz The Great and Powerful” now has the biggest opening of 2013, as “Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Identity Thief” continue to hang on in the top three.

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Oz The Great and Powerful was just that over the weekend, grossing some $80.3 million at the box office.

Overseas, the pre-Wizard of Oz 3D picture made an additional $69.9 million, bringing its total to $150.2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco as the man who became the wizard, beat out last week’s box office winner Jack the Giant Slayer and the train that just keeps on chugging along, Identity Thief.

Besides Oz, the week’s other newcomer Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, placed fourth, grossing a mere $5.4 million.

Rounding out the top five is the crime drama Snitch, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The film, which has received mostly negative reviews, made just over $5 million in domestic ticket sales.

Meanwhile, Silver Linings Playbook grossed another $3.7 million, bringing its grand total to $120.7 million.

The box office will soon get crowded with a handful of buzz worthy films: Halle Berry’s new thriller The Call, Selena Gomez and Vanessa HudgensSpring Breakers and the new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde.

What did you watch at the movies this weekend?

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