March 19, 2013 by Vinnie Leduc
Oz the Great and Powerful‘s fantastic trip at the domestic box office continued over the weekend as it followed up its debut, the third highest ever in March and by far the biggest of 2013 so far, with a repeat to defend its title. Oz made a little more than half its opening take in its second weekend, but its $41 million was still more than the combined total of the next four movies at the box office. These included a pair of newcomers: Halle Berry thriller The Call, which took second and broke a recent trend of weak R-rated openings, and magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which flopped into third place despite featuring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. Holdover Jack the Giant Slayer fell to fourth, and longtime holdover Identity Thief rounded out the top five, which you can check out below via BOM.
- Oz the Great and Powerful — Weekend Gross: $41.3 million — Total Gross: $144.1 million (#1 last week)
- The Call — Weekend Gross: $17.1 million — Total Gross: $17.1 million (new)
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone — Weekend Gross: $10.2 million — Total Gross: $10.2 million (new)
- Jack the Giant Slayer — Weekend Gross: $6.3 million — Total Gross: $54.0 million (#2 last week)
- Identity Thief — Weekend Gross: $5.1 million — Total Gross: $31.9 million (#4 last week)