'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Passes $90 Million Mark

on March 13, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Oz: The Great and Powerful took in $7.11 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office with ease for a fifth consecutive day. Disney's big-budget franchise re-launch was up 12 percent over Monday's performance. In comparison, 2010's Alice in Wonderland fell 11 percent to gross $7.98 million on its first Tuesday, while last year's The Lorax increased 5 percent to gross $3.67 million on its first Tuesday. Oz: The Great and Powerful passed by the $90 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $92.54 million in five days. The film is set to clear the $100 million domestic milestone on Thursday.

Oz: The Great and Powerful is currently running 30.5 percent behind the $133.09 million five-day start of Alice in Wonderland and 20 percent ahead of the $77.38 million five-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.

Warner's Jack the Giant Slayer held steady in second place with $1.26 million. The 3D fantasy film was up a strong 36 percent over Monday, but was still down a 40 percent from last Tuesday. That represented a sharp week to week decline, especially given that more schools are out for spring break this week than last week. Jack the Giant Slayer has grossed a disappointing $45.81 million in twelve days, placing it 17.5 percent behind the $55.54 million twelve-day take of last year's John Carter.

FilmDistrict's Dead Man Down held steady in fifth place with $0.60 million. The crime-thriller starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace was up 22 percent over Monday. Dead Man Down has grossed $6.44 million in five days, placing it 27 percent ahead of the $5.08 million five-day start of last year's Seven Psychopaths.

Tags: Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Dead Man Down

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