It wasn’t a surprise that Sam Raimi and Disney‘s, Oz the Great and Wonderful, would be #1 at the Box Office. It IS a little surprising that it’s the 3rd highest grossing film to debut in March, as well as the biggest opening weekend in 2013! Go Oz! The film pulled in an $80mil opening weekend! I’m pretty happy considering the film looked fantastic and Raimi IS a fantastic director, despite Spider-Man 3.
|1.||Oz the Great and Powerful||$80,200,000||$80.2|
|2.||Jack the Giant Slayer||$10,020,000||$43.8|
|4.||Dead Man Down||$5,350,000||$5.35|
|6.||21 & Over||$5,056,000||$16.8|
|8.||Silver Linings Playbook||$3,745,000||$120.7|
|9.||Escape from Planet Earth||$3,270,000||$47.8|
|10.||The Last Exorcism Part II||$3,120,000||$12|
Coming in a ‘not even close’ second was Jack the Giant Slayer with $10mil, whilst the rest of the Top Ten went down from there with newcomer, Dead Man Down, making just over $5mil; and The Last Exorcism II in last place with $3mil. Next week, we get The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. I feel that Oz will win out again, as the movie looks like it has more standing power than a bunch of aging magicians/actors. (Sorry Olivia Wilde).
We’ll keep you posted on next week’s, Weekend Roundup here at DFAT!