Oz the Great and Powerful

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The Croods Swings to $44.7M

'Olympus' marks end of Gerard Butler's slide, 'Admission' struggles

(Newser) - DreamWorks' prehistoric comedy The Croods grabbed the weekend win, reports the AP , with a muscular $44.7 million in its opening weekend. Gerard Butler's terrorist thriller Olympus Has Fallen was close behind, with $30.5 million, notes the Hollywood Reporter , allowing the actor to save a little face after... More »

Oz More Powerful Than Wonderstone

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

(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... More »

Oz the OK and Sorta Effective

Critics not over the raindow for Sam Raimi and James Franco's prequel

(Newser) - Sam Raimi's prequel to the Wizard of Oz hits theaters this weekend, but critics weren't exactly swept up and blown away by it. While few really hated Oz the Great and Powerful, few loved it either, and most concluding James Franco was a poor choice for the lead.... More »

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