BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Wins with $80.2 Million

‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ drops to second place with $10 million, while ‘Dead Man Down’ debuts in fourth place with $5.3 million.
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Wins with $80.2 Million

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:

1
$80.2 millionOz: The Great and Powerful
74%
Users
71 reviews
59%
Tomatoes
36 reviews
2
$10 millionJack the Giant Slayer
72%
Users
56 reviews
52%
Tomatoes
39 reviews
3
$6.3 millionIdentity Thief
80%
Users
44 reviews
20%
Tomatoes
2 reviews
4
$5.3 millionDead Man Down
70%
Users
23 reviews
37%
Tomatoes
42 reviews
5
$5.1 millionSnitch
80%
Users
34 reviews
58%
Tomatoes
17 reviews
6
$5 million21 & Over
43%
Users
38 reviews
27%
Tomatoes
45 reviews
7
$3.8 millionSafe Haven
63%
Users
27 reviews
13%
Tomatoes
33 reviews
8
$3.7 millionSilver Linings Playbook
96%
Users
72 reviews
92%
Tomatoes
230 reviews
9
$3.2 millionEscape from Planet Earth
39%
Users
13 reviews
27%
Tomatoes
34 reviews

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  • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

    @bawnian-dexeus appreciated mate. cant be the only one who thought it about this film though.

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    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus Nah, don't worry about it. I was just giving my own opinion, which is what @thomasclarke was doing as well.

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

        @thomasclarke I'm just saving you from going around in circles on a loosing battle

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        • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

          @bawnian-dexeus it is a kind of loosing battle lol, I was not trying to cause an argument just wanted to express my opinion lol, guess you can't do that around this film .

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

            @thomasclarke Quit while you're ahead

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            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

              @thomasclarke I didn't see any problems with the way the cgi and the practical sets and blue screen/green screen appeared together on screen. They looked perfectly fine together in the movie. It all looked perfectly fine to me when i saw the movie in 3D honestly. If anything, the Alice in Wonderland movie from 2010 was the movie with the green screen/blue screen cgi flaws, not Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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              • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                Sorry man course I can :D

                @themoviefanatic I know where the green screen / blue screen is used mate lol. What I am saying is for some reason it has not been blended in with the other bits amazingly well in this film, it seemed rather obvious. It's for things like this that people- including myself- liked the film but though the cgi was a little overused. Other films have obviously used more. I mean "life of pi" pretty much is one giant cgi film, but with films like that, it has been blended in a bit more. I liked this film i really did, I gave it four stars in my review, all I am saying is that the magic of cinema is to be transported to another place. Not expressly shown through the unmerging of production factors how the film was made. Tbh it's no different in some levels to actors appearing on screen with there screenplay showing- it would spoil it, much like it has with this unblended cgi issues for a lot of these people who have commented as such about the cgi issues. There is others but I think that's the main.

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                • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                  @thomasclarke Sorry for the inconvenience :( .

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                  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                    @thomasclarke Can you please copy and paste and re-post your reply with all corrections in it, so that i can then re-read your post and reply to you?

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                    • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                      *toes

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                      • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                        Instead of they goes its meant to say actors. Stupid autocorrect.

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                        • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                          @themoviefanatic I know where the green screen / blue screen is used mate lol. What I am saying is for some reason it has not been blended in with the other bits amazingly well in this film, it seemed rather obvious. It's for things like this that people- including myself- liked the film but though the cgi was a little overused. Other films have obviously used more. I mean life of pi pretty much is one giant cgi film, but with films like that it has been blended in a bi more. I liked this film I gave it four stars in my review, all I am saying is that the magic of cinema is to be transported to another place. No expressly shown through the unmerging of production factors hiw the film was made. Tbh it's no different in some levels to they toes appearing on screen with there screenplay showing- it would spoil it, much like it has for a lot of these people who have commented as such.

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                          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                            @thomasclarke The green screen or blue screen that you're referring to would be in the back ground on the set of the Land of Oz. Did you see the video in the link that i posted below? There are bits and parts in it that show that there is more practicle set of the land of oz then there is of CGI used in Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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                            • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                              @themoviefanatic as much as i agree in someways to your statement, I must also disagree in the amount of CGI that was used in this film being just right, the film comprised mainly of CGI - and i Know that the the practical set was used for some of it but the majority was greenscreen. You can see its greenscreen and that spoilt the magic for me. In Disneys most similar movie franchise to this - that being the narnia films- the amount of CGI was hidden and masked as it felt completely organic in the production of the film. It didnt stand out but you knew it was there. With Oz however I am sorry but it did stand out completely. Just my opinion of course.

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                              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                @mka47 I honestly feel the opposite way that you do about Oz: The Great and Powerful. I thought the acting was great, the cgi was very good, the story was well written, etc. As for the cgi and sets, they did use a big practical set for the land of Oz in Oz: The Great and Powerful and the cgi was used just right in my opinion. They did not over use the cgi for the movie, like what was done for the planet pandora in Avatar (which is from another movie studio of course). Here is a video that shows that a practicle set was used for the land of Oz in Oz: The Great and Powerful > http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/oz-the-great-powerful/featurette-costume-makeup .

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                                • mka47 • 2 years ago

                                  @themoviefanatic well the thing that stood out to me the most while watching was the acting. I didn't think it was very good at all, which was surprising because all those people have done really good work in the past. I also thought the story was a little boring. Lastly i thought there was too much CGI. obviously there has to be some because the world was so vast and intricate, but i thought it was a bit overused. Back when they made the original Wizard of Oz there was no computer graphics and i thought that made the move so much richer because everything was real sans some of the backdrops of course. i think they definitely could have done a better mix of the old school practical sets/effects and CGI

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                                  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                    @mka47 What did you think was very bad about it?

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                                    • mka47 • 2 years ago

                                      @themoviefanatic that's interesting. I saw it and it was very bad!

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                                      • jonspidey07 • 2 years ago

                                        great results

                                        so happy the box office numbers went higher this time, it's been a dismal season

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                                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                          @mka47 I beg to differ. I saw it and it was very good!

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