Oz conjures up more N. America box office magic
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Big-budget 3-D fantasy adventure flick Oz The Great And Powerful for a second straight weekend was the top film at North American movie houses, earning US$42.2 million (S$52.8 million), industry estimates showed.
Starring James Franco as a circus magician who ends up on the Yellow Brick Road, The Wizard Of Oz prequel had a two-week total of US$145 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Second place went to The Call, which debuted with US$17.1 million in sales. The film thriller stars screen siren Halle Berry as a 911 operator trying to rescue a young girl who has been abducted.
In third was a comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell as a washed up magician who joins forces with street performer Jim Carrey, a street performer. It earned US$10.3 million in its first weekend in theatres.