'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Nears $150 Million Mark

on March 19, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful took in $2.90 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The 3D fantasy blockbuster fell 75 percent from Sunday and 54 percent from last Monday. It should be noted that yesterday's grosses in general came back down to Earth a bit in comparison to last Monday as a result of spring break now being over for many. Oz: The Great and Powerful has grossed $146.96 million in eleven days, which means the film will surpass the $150 million mark either today or Wednesday. The film is currently running 32 percent behind the $215.39 million eleven-day take of 2010's Alice in Wonderland and 17 percent stronger than the $125.15 million eleven-day gross of last year's The Lorax.

The Call claimed second place on Monday with $1.25 million. Sony's R-rated thriller starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin fell 69 percent from Sunday and continues to exceed pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $18.37 million. The Call is currently running a healthy 54 percent stronger than the $11.94 million four-day take of Perfect Stranger; which starred Halle Berry and was released by Sony back in April of 2007.

Warner's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone continued its lackluster start with a third place take of $0.75 million. The PG-13 comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey fell 68 percent from Sunday. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has grossed just $10.92 million in four days. That is obviously low by the box office standards of both Carell and Carrey and is 30 percent softer than the $15.57 million four-day start of 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine.

Fellow Warner Bros. release Jack the Giant Slayer claimed fourth with $0.49 million. The expensive 3D fantasy film fell 73 percent from Sunday and 47 percent from last Monday. Jack the Giant Slayer has grossed a disappointing $54.496 million through 18 days of release.

Tags: Jack the Giant Slayer, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Call, Oz: The Great and Powerful

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