‘Oz’ Is Still Great And Powerful

The Disney picture topped the weekend box office for the second week in a row with $42.2 million, beating Halle Berry’s “The Call” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

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There was plenty of magic at the movies this weekend, but in the end, Oz The Great and Powerful trumped the box office with more than $42.2 million.

The Wizard of Oz prequel is now the top-grossing film of the year, bringing its two-week total to $145 million domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell as a magician in Las Vegas opened in third place with a mere $10 million, while Halle Berry’s operator thriller The Call grossed $17.1 million for second place.

Recent box office giants Identity Thief and Silver Linings Playbookcontinued to stay strong in ticket sales over the weekend, taking in another $4.5 million and $2.58 million, respectively.

James Franco’s other film of the moment, Spring Breakers, opened in select markets over the weekend, grossing $270,000. The much-talked about R-rated thriller starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson opens nationwide on Mar. 22.

What did you watch this weekend? And what movies are you looking forward to in coming weeks? Share below.

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  • Jasper Johns
    Jasper Johns

    The best, funniest Oz thing I've read lately is DA YELLER BRICK ROAD, a hilarious telling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It's supposedly "the original story by Uncle Remus" (!) and reads like Dave Chappelle wrote it. Hilarious.


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