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OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL dominates the box office.

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Oz The Great and Powerul dominated the weekend’s box office.  It took in $80.28 this weekend easily earning the top spot over last week’s winner Jack the Giant Slayer, who added $10.02 million to it’s lackluster 10 day gross of $43.81 million. 

Oz’s $80.28 million from 3,912 locations is over twice as high as Identity Thief’s $34.6 million, and is the strongest debut since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey started off with $84.6 million in December. It’s also the third-highest opening ever for March, and the fifth-highest ever during the pre-Summer months.

Box Office chart courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo;

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Oz The Great and Powerful BV $80,278,000 3,912 $20,521 $80,278,000 $215 1
2 1 Jack the Giant Slayer WB (NL) $10,020,000 -63.2% 3,525 $2,843 $43,811,000 $195 2
3 2 Identity Thief Uni. $6,319,000 -34.9% 3,002 -228 $2,105 $116,530,000 $35 5
4 N Dead Man Down FD $5,350,000 2,188 $2,445 $5,350,000 1
5 4 Snitch LG/S $5,100,000 -34.3% 2,340 -171 $2,179 $31,855,000 3
6 3 21 and Over Rela. $5,056,000 -42.2% 2,771 $1,825 $16,840,000 $13 2
7 7 Safe Haven Rela. $3,800,000 -39.5% 2,541 -410 $1,495 $62,884,000 $28 4
8 8 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $3,745,000 -34.6% 1,727 -109 $2,169 $120,749,000 $21 17
9 6 Escape From Planet Earth Wein. $3,207,000 -51.6% 2,549 -561 $1,258 $47,832,000 $40 4
10 5 The Last Exorcism Part II CBS $3,120,000 -59.6% 2,700 $1,156 $12,083,000 $5 2

 

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