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If ever a winner there was, Disney’s ‘Oz’ is one

This film image released by Disney Enterprises shows James Franco as Oz left character Finley voiced by Zach Braff are

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

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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

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