Weekend Box Office: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Casts a Spell on Your Wallets

In first, holding firm, is “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to no one’s surprise. With its 62% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes, it managed to rake in an additional $41.3 million this week, bringing its grand total over $144 million. It’s a 48% drop, but it’s well on its way to making over $230 million before it drops from theaters.

In second is the newcomer “The Call”, bringing in $17.1 million. With a rather disappointing 39% at Rotten Tomatoes, this movie will likely drop from the top 5 sooner rather than later. Things aren’t looking good for Halle Berry lately.

In third is another newcomer, the majorly disappointing “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”. Scoring a whopping 38% at Rotten Tomatoes, this movie bombed with just $10.2 million. Despite the all-star comedy cast, it’s among one of the worst comedy debuts to date, earning less than “Blades of Glory” and even “Semi-Pro”. Perhaps poor advertising is to blame, or maybe it’s because of the confusing plot and clichéd humor.

The giant has fallen to fourth, and “Jack the Giant Slayer” brought in $6.3 million, which is a 36% drop. It brings its grand total up to $54 million.

And still hanging on tight to the top 5 is “Identity Thief”. It fell only 29% to bring in $4.4 million. This brings the total earnings to an amazing $123.6 million. I wonder how many sequels are going to be made because of this.

  1. Oz the Great and Power – $41.3 million ($144.1 million)
  2. The Call – $17.1 million
  3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – $10.2 million
  4. Jack the Giant Slayer – $6.3 million ($54 million)
  5. Identity Thief – $4.4 million ($123.6 million)