Oz keeps magic spell at box office

2013-03-18 11:38

Los Angeles - Walt Disney Co's Oz the Great and Powerful reigned over movie box offices in its second weekend, following up its strong debut a week earlier with $42.2m at US and Canadian theatres.

The Wizard of Oz prequel starring James Franco beat newcomer The Call, a thriller about a 911 operator trying to save a kidnapped girl. The movie starring Halle Berry earned $17.1m from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a comedy featuring Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey as duelling Las Vegas magicians, finished the weekend in third place. It conjured up $10.3m.

Sony Corp's movie studio released The Call.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was distributed by Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc.