Box Office: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' lives up to its name

Thumbnail image for oz-the-great-and-powerful-day-seattle-disney.jpgSam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," starring James Franco as the famed Wizard, easily took the No. 1 spot at this weekend's box office, raking in $80.3 million from 3,912 theaters. It also performed well overseas.

It's a bit of a relief for Disney, seeing as how last weekend, Warner Bros.' "Jack the Giant Slayer" -- also an adventurous tale set in a familiar storybook land -- disappointed at the box office. This week, "Jack" came in at No. 2 with only an estimated $10 million, bringing its total to $43.8 million.

In third place was Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman's "Identity Thief," which has made $116.5 million -- over three times its budget -- since opening, and is so far the biggest hit of 2012. The rest of the Top 10 is below.

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL $80,278,000 $80,278,000
2 JACK THE GIANT SLAYER $10,020,000 $43,811,000
3 IDENTITY THIEF $6,319,210 $116,530,095
4 DEAD MAN DOWN $5,350,000 $5,350,000
5 SNITCH $5,100,000 $31,855,127
6 21 & OVER $5,056,000 $16,839,975
7 SAFE HAVEN $3,800,000 $62,884,097
8 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK $3,745,000 $120,749,342
9 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH $3,207,000 $47,832,182
10 THE LAST EXORCISM: PART II $3,120,000 $12,082,599





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