Walt Disney Pictures’ Oz The Great and Powerful brought new life to a slow 2013 box office so far, earning an estimated $80.3 million domestically and $69.9 million internationally for a worldwide total of $150.2 million. The Sam Raimi-directed film marks the third-biggest domestic March release ever, trailing only the debuts of The Hunger Games ($152.5 million) and Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million). Read our review of the Sam Raimi film here. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Joey King, the $215 million fantasy adventure was released in 3,912 theaters in North America where it averaged $20,251. It’s also playing in 46 international territories representing about 81% of the market. The global IMAX weekend gross for Oz The Great and Powerful is an estimated $12.2 million from 442 screens, which is second-best for a March opening (following Alice in Wonderland). Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer dropped to second place and 63% in ticket sales with $10 million. Having cost $195 million to make, the Warner Bros. release has reached just $43.8 million after two weeks in North America. Universal …
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As Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful hits theaters, Variety is reporting that Walt Disney Pictures already has a sequel in the early planning stages. Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) has been brought in to provide a screenplay.
Brand new promos for some of the Summer’s biggest movies premiered during the big game last night, and you can watch all the biggest ones right here!
Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on March 8, the Sam Raimi film imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz.
Walt Disney Pictures previously released the outer panels of the triptych poster for Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful, but you can now check it out in full! (UPDATED WITH TRAILER!)
The second of three new posters for Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful has come online. The third poster will be released next week. Both combined with the first poster, revealed last week, will form a new three-part image.