Oz More Powerful Than Wonderstone

Pulls in $42.2M to win the weekend as Carell flick tanks

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 17, 2013 12:47 PM CDT

(Newser) Oz the Great and Powerful is sitting atop the box office for a second weekend in a row, easily topping Steve Carell's floundering The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Oz took in $42.2 million this time around for a domestic total of $145 million, while the Hollywood Reporter notes that the "dismal" Wonderstone was essentially "DOA" with a mere $10.3 million. Halle Berry, however, had an unexpectedly good weekend with her thriller, The Call, which brought in $17.1 million. And Oz star James Franco had more good news, as his buzzy Spring Breakers pulled in $270,000—in just three locations.

James Franco, as Oz, and Finley, voiced by Zach Braff, in a scene from Oz the Great and Powerful.
James Franco, as Oz, and Finley, voiced by Zach Braff, in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful."   (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, File)
James Franco and Michelle Williams in a scene from Oz the Great and Powerful.
James Franco and Michelle Williams in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful."   (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Merie Weismiller Wallace)
China Girl, voiced by Joey King, left, and James Franco, as Oz, in a scene from Oz the Great and Powerful.
China Girl, voiced by Joey King, left, and James Franco, as Oz, in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful."   (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises)
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