LOS ANGELES (AP) -- “Oz the Great and Powerful” clicked with moviegoers.
Disney’s 3-D prequel to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” earned $80.3 million and debuted at No. 1 at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Oz” reportedly cost $200 million with another $100 million in estimated marketing costs. The film stars James Franco as the wizard and Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz as the three witches he encounters in the mystical realm of Oz.
The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza “Jack the Giant Slayer” stomped out second place with $10 million.
The Universal comedy “Identity Thief” captured $6.3 million at No. 3.
The FilmDistrict revenge drama “Dead Man Down” starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace opened in the No. 4 position with $5.43 million.
The only other new release this weekend, the FilmDistrict revenge drama “Dead Man Down” starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, opened in fourth place with $5.3 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday:
1. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $80.3 million.
2. “Jack the Giant Slayer,” $10 million.
3. “Identity Thief,” $6.3 million.
4. “Dead Man Down,” $5.3 million.
5. “Snitch,” $5.1 million.
6. “21 & Over,” $5 million.
7. “Safe Haven,” $3.8 million.
8. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $3.7 million.
9. “Escape from Planet Earth,” $3.2 million.
10. “The Last Exorcism Part II,” $3.1 million.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.