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Jack the Giant Slayer

Oz the Great and Powerful Debuts to Massive $80 Million Opening Weekend

(Disney)

BOX OFFICE

Oz the Great and Powerful dominated the weekend box office, scoring the third-biggest March domestic opening in history.

The pseudo-prequel to The Wizard of Oz, starring James Franco, earned approximately $80.3 million in its debut, giving the fantasy-adventure a gigantic win over the field.

Last weekend’s champ, Jack the Giant Slayer, slid to the #2 spot with $10 million, while the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief continued to do solid business with $6.3 million in its fifth week of release.

Jack the Giant Slayer Climbed to Top of Box Office

(Warner Bros.)

BOX OFFICE

Jack the Giant Slayer debuted at the top of another relatively weak box office weekend.

The fantasy adventure, starring Nicholas Hoult, earned $28 million for first place.

That was enough to comfortably put it ahead of second position finisher Identity Thief, which had $9.7 million in ticket sales.

Nabbing third was 21 & Over, which had a take of $9 million.

WATCH: Jack the Giant Slayer Trailer

(New Line)

TRAILER

Jack the Giant Slayer stars Nicholas Hoult as the title character in the legendary tale of a young man who unwittingly reignites an ancient war between humans and giants.

Beanstalks and battles ensue.

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