Weekend Box Office: Oz On Top While Burt Is Buried

The gang from Oz easily fought off the competition from two new movies — The Call, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone — over the weekend and firmly held onto the #1 spot.

Oz The Great and Powerful took in another $42.2 million for a 10-day total of $145 million. If the movie continues to perform well, it should make back it’s $215 million budget and maybe even a little more. That means we can expect more retelling of classics from Disney in the years ahead.

Halle Berry’s latest thriller, The Call, had a strong opening weekend taking in $17.1 million and securing the #2 spot on the list. Unfortunately, the weekend was not as kind to the #3 movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which bombed and took in $10.5 million. The only incredible thing about that figure is that it’s one of the lowest openings ever for Steve Carell and Jim Carrey.

Jack the Giant Slayer is still in the Top Five and took in another $6.2 million in its third weekend. So far the movie has earned $53.9 million, which is nowhere near it’s $195 million budget.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of March 15 – 17, 2013:

1. Oz The Great and Powerful ($42,222,000)
2. The Call ($17,100,000)
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone ($10,305,000)
4. Jack the Giant Slayer ($6,220,000)
5. Identity Thief ($4,519,000)
6. Snitch ($3,500,000)
7. 21 and Over ($2,619,000)
8. Silver Linings Playbook ($2,587,000)
9. Safe Haven ($2,495,000)
10. Escape From Planet Earth ($2,327,000)

New Movies in bold.

Figures from Box Office Mojo

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