Monday, March 18, 2013

"Oz" tops "The Call" and "Burt Wonderstone" this week

Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" dominated the box office in its second week, taking in an estimated $42.2 million and raising its overall domestic total to more than $145 million.

Among the newcomers, The Call exceeded expectations, while The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was far from incredible. Overall, the Top 12 earned an estimated $97.3 million this weekend, which is about even with the same period last year.

Oz added $42.2 million in its second outing for a 10-day total of $145 million. That's a 47 percent drop from last weekend, which is about on par with Alice in Wonderland's 46 percent decline at the same point.

The Call took second place with an estimated $17.1 million. That's way above 2007 Halle Berry thriller Perfect Stranger ($11.2 million).

But "Burt Wonderstone," which was in 3,160 theaters, pulled just $10.3 million out of its box-office hat. That's about $5 million less than analysts projected for the PG-13 film, produced by New Line and BenderSpink for an estimated $30 million.

1Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)$42.2M$145M2
2The Call (2013)$17.1M$17.1M1
3The Incredible Burt Wonderstone(2013)$10.3M$10.3M1
4Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)$6.22M$53.9M3

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