This film image released by Disney Enterprises shows James Franco, as Oz, left, and the character Finley, voiced by Zach Braff, are shown in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful." (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises) ORG XMIT: NYET930
Weekend box office
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters (in millions):
1. Oz the Great and Powerful $80.3
2. Jack the Giant Slayer $10
3. Identity Thief $6.3
4. Dead Man Down $5.3
5. Snitch $5.1
6. 21 and Over $5
7. Safe Haven $3.8
8. Silver Linings Playbook $3.7
9. Escape From Planet Earth $3.2
10. The Last Exorcism Part II $3.1
Updated: March 15, 2013 12:28PM
The Wizard of Oz may be all smoke and mirrors, but the guy delivers.
“Oz: The Great and Powerful,” Disney’s prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” claimed the biggest debut of 2013, opening to $80.3 million, according to studio estimates.
The opening was $10 million above most analysts’ expectations and scored the third biggest opening on record in March.
Gannett News Service