Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz’ wins US box office for second week

Oz the Great and Powerful has topped the US box office for a second week, taking in $42.2m.

The Wizard of Oz prequel debuted at number one last weekend with $80.2m. Its total earnings are now $145m.

Meanwhile, two new releases made it into the top ten – The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

The Call, starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, landed in second place with $17.1m, followed by The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in third place with $10.3m.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey as three magicians.

Former number one holder Jack the Giant Slayer slipped from last week’s second place to fourth place with $6.2m, bringing its total gross to $53.9m.

Identity Thief fell to fifth place from third with $4.5 million, while 21 and Over also went down one spot to seven with $2.6 million.

Oscar-winning drama Silver Linings Playbook kept hold of its eighth place from last week, taking in $2.5 million. Its total earnings are now $124.6m.

Snitch, Safe Haven and Escape From Planet Earth complete the top ten list.

The top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (1) Oz the Great and Powerful – $42.2 million
2. (-) The Call – $17.1 million
3. (-) The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – $10.3 million
4. (2) Jack the Giant Slayer – $6.2 million
5. (3) Identity Thief – $4.5 million
6. (5) Snitch – $3.5 million
7. (6) 21 and Over – $2.6 million
8. (8) Silver Linings Playbook – $2.5 million
9. (7) Safe Haven – $2.4 million
10. (9) Escape From Planet Earth – $2.3 million