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.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Oz the Great and Powerful $80,200,000 $80.2
2.  Jack the Giant Slayer $10,020,000 $43.8
3.  Identity Thief $6,300,000 $116.5
4.  Dead Man Down $5,350,000 $5.35
5.  Snitch $5,100,000 $31.8
6.  21 & Over $5,056,000 $16.8
7.  Safe Haven $3,800,000 $62.8
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!