Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’, starring James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, made a solid start at the North American box office, grossing $24.1m on Friday. The 3D prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ will perform stronger over the weekend when it plays at times more suitable for family viewing. Disney will be hoping for a weekend return in excess of $80m but a lukewarm critical reaction may impact on word of mouth.
Things didn’t get any better for the high budget under-performer, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, which fell be a massive 67% from last week’s opening. Bryan Singer’s action fantasy grossed $2.5m on Friday and could struggle to cross the $10m mark at the end of the three days.
Another Friday opener, ‘Dead Man Down’ starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, returned an abysmal $1.8m. Niels Arden Oplev’s crime thriller seems set for a weekend tally of $5m.
‘Identity Thief’ continued its strong run for Universal, grossing a further $1.7m in fourth place. Seth Gordon’s crime comedy, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, should finish its fifth weekend around the $6.5m mark ahead of ‘Dead Man Down’.buy viagra online ukcheap viagra 100mgbuy viagra online canadaviagra 100mg price
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