Despite a few critical pans, Disney Oz The Great and Powerful met expectations at the box office this weekend conjuring over $80 million. It made some magic overseas as well bringing in another $70 million. That’s 15% of the way to passing a billion dollars just like Alice in Wonderland did when it opened on the same weekend in 2010.
To Disney’s advantage the upcoming weekend only has one new film, so Oz has a good chance of flying over the box office rainbow for a second weekend. I think Disney sees that as a good omen, they’ve already approved a sequel.
As I said in my review, my advice is to ignore the critics and go and see this film that delivers on the fun and the wondrous. If you’ve seen Oz The Great and Powerful, what did you think?