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Oz: The Great and Powerful

The Croods Tops Olympus Has Fallen and Oz to Take Weekend Box Office

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BOX OFFICE

The Croods, an animated family film featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds, debuted atop the box office this weekend with $44.7 million in ticket sales.

That put The Croods comfortably ahead of the second place finisher, White House action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman, which earned $30.5 million.

Coming in third was Oz the Great and Powerful with $22 million.

Oz the Great and Powerful Dominates Box Office; Plus, Weekend’s Top 10!

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BOX OFFICE

Oz the Great and Powerful has won a second straight weekend box office.

The fantasy adventure starring James Franco earned $42.2 million to take the top spot again.

Halle Berry’s 911 operator thriller The Call grabbed second place with $17.1 million, while Steve Carell’s magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone came in third with $10 million.

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

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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.

LISTEN: Mariah Carey Debuts “Almost Home” From Oz: The Great and Powerful

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LISTEN

Mariah Carey’s “Almost Home” has surfaced online.

The track, from the upcoming movie Oz: The Great and Powerful, will officially debut on radio on Tuesday, with a video to follow shortly thereafter.

Listen to the track here!

WATCH: Oz: The Great and Powerful Full Trailer Features James Franco, Witches

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TRAILER

The first full trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful has been released.

James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams star in The Wizard of Oz prequel, which is set to hit theaters in March.

TRAILER: Oz The Great and Powerful

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TRAILER

The trailer for Oz The Great and Powerful was released Thursday. Watch here!

CLAIM: Mila Kunis “Chases” James Franco to ‘Oz’

Truth rating: 0
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It appears the only way Mila Kunis can avoid bogus tabloid-fueled romance rumors would be to stop appearing in movies that also star men.

Despite zero evidence, outlets linked Kunis to her ‘Friends with Benefits’ co-star Justin Timberlake over and over and over again.

And now, like clockwork, Kunis’ decision to join ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ is being explained as an excuse for her to “get closer to James Franco!”

Mila Kunis to Star in New ‘Oz’

Truth rating: 10
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Mila Kunis has landed in ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful.’

The ‘Black Swan’ star has joined James Franco in the prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ which explores how a young magician ascends to power in the mystical land.

She is set to portray the evil witch Theodora.

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