L. Frank Baum

Disney's 'Oz' bewitches box office with $80M debut

11 Mar 2013 11:02:02 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Oz the Great and the Powerful" clicked with moviegoers.Disney's 3-D prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum tale "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" debuted in first place and earned $80.3 million at the weekend box office in the U.S. and Canada and $69.9 million overseas, according

Sideshow: Wonderful Wizard is still a whiz

11 Mar 2013 11:01:16 GMT

Oh, we're off to see the wizard - and dropping a lot of coin doing it. Oz the Great and Powerful showed its mightiness at the box office on its debut weekend, raking in $80.3 million for the Munchkins at Disney. The 3D prequel to L. Frank Baum's classic tale stars James Franco as the Wizard and Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz as the witches he finds in Oz. Sam Raimi, who helmed the original Spider-Man trilogy, directed.