Oz: The Great and Powerful gave the box office a hefty boost this weekend. The new Disney movie, which currently has a rating of 4.4/5 stars from Tribute.ca users, brought in an estimated $80.3 million across North America in its first three days – the best opening for a movie so far in 2013. Jack the Giant Slayer saw its earnings fall off a beanstalk. The family fairy tale film, although highly rated by Tribute.ca users at 4.36 stars, managed to bring in only $10 million this weekend, dropping it down to second place. Identity Thief, with a rating of 3.5 stars, dropped to third place with $6.3 million.
Friday’s other new release, the Colin Farrell thriller Dead Man Down, had a lukewarm opening with $5.4 million, although Tribute.ca users have given it a healthy 4 star rating so far. Rounding out the top five was the action film Snitch, with $5.1 million and a 3.5 Tribute.ca user rating. The other movies in the top 10 this weekend were: 21 & Over, Safe Haven, Silver Linings Playbook, Escape from Planet Earth, and The Last Exorcism Part II. ~Cassie Jasinski