Weekend Box Office: Oz Great, Powerful and Rich Too

By Scott Gwin 2013-03-10 17:48:50discussion comments
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It was a downright depressing weekend at the box office with the exception of one sparkling gem. Oz The Great and Powerful roared into theaters nabbing an easy number one spot with the largest opening of the year so far, but apart from that there was hardly a movie able to make it into double digit millions.

Sam Raimi's version of the prequel to The Wizard of Oz rolled in on a budget of over $200 million, putting it among the most expensive movies of the year, but between the $80 million it banked domestically and the $70 million it made around the rest of the world, the movie is on target to also become one of the better sellers.

Jack the Giant Slayer slipped to a very distant second place with just $10 million. Now in its second weekend it has only earned $66 million in total world-wide sales leaving it to cower beneath the massive shadow of its $200+ million production and marketing costs.

Jack wasn't the only movie to have a slow weekend. When you add up all the remaining money earned by all other movies this weekend (that's right, all, not just the top ten), it's still less than the $80 million earned by Oz The Great and Powerful. The only other new movie making a debut, thriller Dead Man Down was dead on arrival bowing in at fourth place with just $5 million.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
Oz The Great and Powerful * $80,278,000 Total: $80,278,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,912
2.
Jack the Giant Slayer $10,020,000 Total: $43,811,000 LW: 1     WR: 2    
THTRS: 3,525
3.
Identity Thief $6,319,000 Total: $116,530,000 LW: 2     WR: 5    
THTRS: 3,002
4.
Dead Man Down * $5,350,000 Total: $5,350,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,188
5.
Snitch $5,100,000 Total: $31,855,000 LW: 4     WR: 3    
THTRS: 2,340
6.
21 and Over $5,056,000 Total: $16,840,000 LW: 3     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,771
7.
Safe Haven $3,800,000 Total: $62,884,000 LW: 7     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,541
8.
Silver Linings Playbook $3,745,000 Total: $120,749,000 LW: 8     WR: 17    
THTRS: 1,727
9.
Escape From Planet Earth $3,207,000 Total: $47,832,000 LW: 6     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,549
10.
The Last Exorcism Part II $3,120,000 Total: $12,083,000 LW: 5     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,700

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