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‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ earns second biggest March opening ever

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 …