Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Entertainment

March 18, 2013

'Oz' again tops box office with $42.2 million

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"Studios should take note," says Dergarabedian. "There's a lot of female power going on at the box office."

Opening in just three theaters in New York and Los Angeles was another film starring James Franco, who plays the Wizard in "Oz the Great and Poweful." ''Spring Breakers," a dreamy trip of day-glo debauchery starring Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, opened with a strong $90,000 per-theater average ahead of its wider release next weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday:

1."Oz the Great and Powerful," $42.2 million. ($46.6 million international.)

2."The Call," $17.1 million.

3."The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," $10.3 million.

4."Jack the Giant Slayer," $6.2 million.

5."Identity Thief," $4.5 million.

6."Snitch," $3.5 million.

7."21 and Over," $2.6 million.

8."Silver Linings Playbook," $2.6 million.

9."Safe Haven," $2.5 million.

10."Escape From Planet Earth," $2.3 million.

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