NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Oz the Great and Powerful” is living up to its name at the box office.
Walt Disney’s 3-D blockbuster has led all films for the second week in a row, taking in $42.2 million according to studio estimates Sunday. Sam Raimi’s prequel to the L. Frank Baum classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” also took in $46.6 million overseas, leading to a two-week worldwide total of $281.8 million.
That makes “Oz” easily the biggest hit of 2013 so far.
Among the weekend’s debuts, the Halle Berry thriller “The Call” far exceeded expectations with a $17.1 million opening for Sony. The Steve Carell magician comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” fared worse, opening with $10.3 million for Warner Bros.