Oz the Great and Powerful is proving that Disney know exactly what they are doing, when it comes to making big screen adaptations of their classic tales. The movie debuted strong last weekend and has proven to be too popular for those new movies debuting this weekend.
The US Box Office saw Oz the Great and Powerful remain at top spot, grossing $42.2m at the weekend, which is 47% on its opening weekend but was still a lot more than any other movie. The US total for Oz the Great and Powerful is now at $145m, while its worldwide gross is $215m, the same as its budget.
However, the big news at the box office this weekend, is about the battle for second place, as the new Halle Berry movie The Call beat the much publicised The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in the race for number two. The Call took $17.1m at the weekend, while The Incredible Burt Wonderstone only managed to take $10.3m.
As for the rest of the Top Five at the US Box Office, fourth place went to Jack the Giant Slayer, which took $6.2m, while Identity Thief rounded off the top five by taking $4.5m. Next weekend will see the release of Admission, The Croods and Olympus Has Fallen but they seem unlikely to threaten Oz the Great and Powerful’s dominance.