'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Flies Past $80 Million Mark

on March 12, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful continued to lead the daily box office with absolute ease on Monday. The 3D big-budget franchise re-launch grossed $6.32 million, which represented a 71 percent decline from Sunday. Oz: The Great and Powerful experienced the largest daily decline among wide releases; another sure sign of the film's appeal with family audiences. In comparison, 2010's Alice in Wonderland fell a similar 71 percent on its first Monday to gross $9.01 million, while last year's The Lorax fell 84 percent to gross $3.49 million.

Oz: The Great and Powerful topped the $80 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $85.43 million through just four days of release. That places the film 32 percent behind the $125.11 million four-day start of Alice in Wonderland and 16 percent ahead of the $73.70 million four-day take of The Lorax. Both comparisons strongly suggest that Oz shouldn't have a problem surpassing the $200 million domestic mark. Oz: The Great and Powerful is already the second highest grossing release of 2013 domestically. The full list of 2013's highest grossing releases to date domestically can be found here.

Jack the Giant Slayer placed in a distant second with $0.93 million. Warner's expensive 3D fantasy film stabilized a bit on Monday, as it fell 67 percent from Sunday and 44 percent from last Monday. However, it should be noted that midweek business in general this week is receiving a boost in comparison to last week from more schools being out of session for spring break. Jack the Giant Slayer has grossed a disappointing $44.56 million in eleven days, placing it 18 percent behind the $54.32 million eleven-day take of last year's John Carter.

Universal's Identity Thief took third place with $0.585 million. The break-out R-rated comedy was down 62 percent from Sunday and down a slim 7 percent from last Monday. The 32-day total for Identity Thief stands at a stronger than expected $117.13 million.

Following closely behind in fourth was 21 and Over with $0.576 million. The R-rated comedy from Relativity was fell 55 percent from Sunday and 23 percent from last Monday. Thanks in part to healthy spring break midweek holding power, 21 and Over has grossed $17.45 million through eleven days.

After taking fourth place over the weekend, FilmDistrict's Dead Man Down finished in fifth on Monday with $0.492 million. The crime-thriller starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace fell 63 percent from Sunday. Dead Man Down has grossed a modest $5.84 million in four days. That is on the low end of expectations, but does place the film 27 percent ahead of the $4.61 million four-day take of last year's Seven Psychopaths.

Tags: Dead Man Down, 21 and Over, Identity Thief, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz: The Great and Powerful

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