The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
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).
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 comedy Identity Thief continued to perform well in its fifth weekend in third place, taking in an additional $6.3 million to push its total to $116.5 million. Starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, the R-rated movie costs only $35 million to make.
FilmDistrict’s Dead Man Down opened in fourth place with $5.4 million from 2,188 theaters. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the thriller stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace.
Summit’s Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson, rounded out the top five with $5.1 million and $31.9 million total after three weeks, but it was followed closely by 21 and Over in sixth place with $5.06 million and $16.8 million total after two weeks.
Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.