411 Box Office Report: Oz the Great and Powerful Takes #1 For Second Week
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.17.2013
While WWE Studios gets a hit and Burt Wonderstone flops...
There was no stopping Oz the Great and Powerful at the box office. The Disney film claimed #1 for a second weekend, bringing in $42.2 million to dominate the box office for the second week in a row. The film dropped just 47%, which is impressive for a fantasy film with the kind of blockbuster opening that it had. The film has now grossed $145 million domestically and $281.8 million worldwide; the budget was $215 million.
Opening at #2 was Sony and WWE Studios' film The Call. The Halle Berry-led thriller brought in a shockingly strong $17.1 million, almost double what was expected for the film. It is the biggest opening weekend for a Berry-toplining film since Gothika in 2003 (not counting X-Men: The Last Stand) and has grossed more in its opening weekend than any other WWE Studios film has during its entire run, with the exception of The Marine's $18 million final tally. The film averaged $6,821 from 2,507 theaters and had a budget of $13 million; considering the film's B+ CinemaScore rating, word of mouth should be strong for the film which should make it a profitable film,
Bombing at #3 was The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which brought in just $10.3 million. The film was expected to gross around $20 million considering the star power and pervasive marketing campaign. The film opened in 3,160 theaters for an average of $3,261. It had a budget of $30 million.
Falling two spots to #4 was Jack the Giant Slayer, which brought in $6.2 million. The fantasy action-adventure has now grossed $53.9 million domestically and $76.5 million worldwide in three weeks; its budget was $195 million.
Identity Thief also slipped two spots, down to #5 with $4.5 million in its sixth week. The Melissa McCarthy/Jason Bateman comedy now has a total of $123.7 million domestically and $125.9 million worldwide from a budget of $35 million.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Snitch was down one spot in its fourth weekend to #6 with $3.5 million. The action drama has pulled in a total of $37.3 million; its budget isn't known.
21 & Over also fell a spot in its third weekend, bringing in $2.6 million. The R-rated comedy has a three-week total of $21.9 million and had a budget of $13 million.
Silver Linings Playbook held steady at #8 in its eighteenth week with $2.6 million. The film has now grossed $124.6 million domestically and $205.6 million worldwide from a budget of $21 million.
Safe Haven was down two spots to #9 in its fifth weekend with $2.5 million. The Nicholas Sparks-based romantic drama has a total of $67 million domestically and $76.5 million worldwide from a budget of $28 million.
The Weinstein Company's Escape From Planet Earth a spot to #10 in its fifth weekend with $2.2 million. The alien-themed family film has a total of $52.2 million domestically and $53.5 million worldwide from a budget of $40 million.
The Last Exorcism Part II took a fall in its second week, dropping six posts to #10 with $3.1 million. The film has grossed $12.1 million on a budget of just $5 million.
The weekend box office tally was $106.7 million, down 4% from last year's $111 million gross that was led by 21 Jump Street's opening weekend of $36.3 million.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN
1. Oz the Great and Powerful $42.2 million ($145 million total)
2. The Call - $17.1 million ($17.1 million total)
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - $10.3 million ($10.3 million total)
4. Jack the Giant Slayer - $6.2 million ($53.9 million total)
5. Identity Thief - $4.5 million ($123.7 million total)
6. Snitch - $3.5 million ($37.3 million total)
7. 21 & Over - $2.3 million ($21.9 million total)
8. Silver Linings Playbook - $2.6 million ($124.6 million total)
9. Safe Haven - $2.5 million ($67 million total)
10. Escape From Planet Earth - $2.2 million ($52.2 million total)