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'Oz' again tops box office with $42.2 million

Zach Braff and James Franco appear in a scene from the film 'Oz the Great and Powerful.'

March 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
'Oz the Great and Powerful' has lived up to its name and topped the box office for a second straight weekend with $44.2 million.

Walt Disney's 3-D blockbuster was once again the No. 1 movie in America. Since opening two weeks ago, Sam Raimi's prequel to the L. Frank Baum classic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has made more than $281.8 million worldwide.

The film has now become the biggest hit of 2013 so far.

Halle Berry's thriller "The Call" debuted at No. 2 with a $17.1 million opening. Steve Carell's magician comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" took the No. 3 spot while "Jack the Giant Slayer" and "Identity Thief" rounded out the top five.

The top 10 movies at the box office this weekend are:

1. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $42.2 million. ($46.6 million international.)
2. "The Call," $17.1 million.
3. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," $10.3 million.
4. "Jack the Giant Slayer," $6.2 million.
5. "Identity Thief," $4.5 million.
6. "Snitch," $3.5 million.
7. "21 and Over," $2.6 million.
8. "Silver Linings Playbook," $2.6 million.
9. "Safe Haven," $2.5 million.
10. "Escape from Planet Earth," $2.3 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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