'Oz the Great and Powerful' tops box office again with $42.2m earnings

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 04:40 hrs

Walt Disney's 3-D movie 'Oz the Great and Powerful' led all films for the second week in a row, taking in 42.2 million dollars, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Sam Raimi's prequel to the L. Frank Baum classic 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' also earned 46.6 million dollars overseas, Fox News reported.

Among previous week's debuts, the Halle Berry thriller 'The Call' exceeded expectations with a 17.1 million dollar opening while Steve Carell's magician comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' fared badly, with a disappointing 10.3 million dollar opening.

Opening in just three theaters in New York and Los Angeles was another film 'Spring Breakers,' starring Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, which opened with a strong 90,000-dollar per-theatre average.

The top box office earners this week:

1. 'Oz the Great and Powerful' - 42.2 million dollars

2. 'The Call' - 17.1 million dollars

3. 'The Incredible Burt Wonderston' - 10.3 million dollars

4. 'Jack the Giant Slayer' - 6.2 million dollars

5. 'Identity Thief' - 4.5 million dollars

6. 'Snitch' - 3.5 million dollars

7. '21 and Over' - 2.6 million dollars

8. 'Silver Linings Playbook' - 2.6 million dollars

9. 'Safe Haven' - 2.5 million dollars

10. 'Escape From Planet Earth' - 2.3 million dollars (ANI)

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