True, the film hasn’t gotten great reviews (The N.Y. Times review was especially brutal) and one could argue it’s nothing but CGI overkill, but that didn’t stop people from going to see Oz The Great and Powerful this weekend.
The film made a very impressive $80 million this weekend, far surpassing what had been orginally predicted.
On the opposite end Jack the Giant Slayer, a film no one really cares about, took a huge 63% dive from its 1st week.
And how do I know that no one cares about the film? Because, last week, in my Sunday box office report, I accidentally called the film Jack the Giant KILLER and no one noticed.
Also the lousy opening take for Dead Man Down starring Collin Farrell and Terrence Howard brings up a couple of questions.
Is Farrell a movie star? Has Farrell ever been a movie star? And considering Howard’s recent claim that soon he’ll be making $20 million a picture, the opening take of Down makes that even less certain wouldn’t you say?
1) Oz The Great and Powerful BV $80,278,000
2) Jack the Giant Slayer WB (NL) $10,020,000 Total: $43,811,000
3) Identity Thief Uni. $6,319,000 Total:$116,530,000
4) Dead Man Down FD $5,350,000
5) Snitch LG/S $5,100,000 Total:$31,855,000
6) 21 and Over Rela. $5,056,000 Total:$16,840,000
7) Safe Haven Rela. $3,800,000 Total:$62,884,000
8) Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $3,745,000 Total:$120,749,000
9) Escape From Planet Earth Wein. $3,207,000 Total:$47,832,000
10) The Last Exorcism Part II CBS $3,120,000 Total:$12,083,000
11) A Good Day to Die Hard Fox $2,100,000 Total: $63,346,000
12) Life of Pi Fox $1,625,000 Total; $119,413,000