Weekend Index (March 15-17, 2013)

March 19th, 2013 - Graham Eley

1 . Oz The Great And Powerful (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $42.2m ($145m) (1)
2. The Call (TriStar) Sierra/Affinity $17.1m (NE)
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Warner Bros) WBPI $10.3m (NE)
4. Jack The Giant Slayer (Warner Bros) WBPI $6.2m ($53.9m) (2)
5. Identity Thief (Universal) UPI $4.5m ($123.7m) (3)

 

Sam Raimi’s mega-budget ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ easily won the North American weekend box office after grossing a decent $42.2m in line with expectations.  The Wizard of Oz’s 3D prequel has now returned $145m after two weekends in play.

 

Brad Anderson’s kidnap thriller, The Call, over performed in second place, taking $17.1m during its opening weekend. This is $6m more than the original forecast.

 

The same cannot be said for another opener, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, which failed to improve on its poor Friday showing.  The Steve Carell/Jim Carrey vehicle struggled to $10.3m against a predicted $15m.

 

The big story of the weekend, though, belonged to Harmony Korine’s crime comedy, ‘Spring Breakers’, starring James Franco and Selena Gomez.  The Venice title averaged a walloping $90K per screen average during its limited New York/Los Angeles three theatre opening.  All eyes will now be on next weekend when A24 expand the release nationwide.

 

Ginger and Rosa was another speciality opener that enjoyed a strong weekend.  Sally Potter’s coming-of-age drama, starring Elle Fanning and Alice Englert, secured a $15,000 per-screen average from three theatres.10mg fluoxetine for anxietyfluoxetine generic prozac prozac 40 mg dailyfluoxetine online kaufen fluoxetine 30 mg capsulesfluoxetine recall fluoxetine hcl caps

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