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Your weekend box office:

1. Oz: The Great and Powerful - $80.3 million. The pricey, sunny CGI of Jack the Giant Slayer may have bombed last weekend, but never underestimate the box office draw of pricey, sunny, but slightly more-colorful CGI.

2. Jack the Giant Slayer - $10 million. At last, the world is treating giants as equals of normal man, and thus largely ignoring them.

3. Identity Thief - $6.3 million. The film has now made over $116 million domestic, yet still Universal continues to act like they aren't developing Check Fraud.

4. Dead Man Down - $5.3 million, falling well short of the "Colin Farrell numbers" everyone was expecting.

5. Snitch - $5.1 million, though that number is slightly misleading in that no one has ever actually seen Snitch.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

  • May 13, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Iron Man 3 - $72.5 million, holding off Baz Luhrmann's new release to remain America's most important literary adaptation. 2. The Great Gatsby - $51 million, a strong debut despite its failing to take out last week's leader. It should hold up reaso... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Iron Man 3 - $175.3 million, making for the second-biggest opening ever behind The Avengers. People love Gwyneth Paltrow movies! 2. Pain and Gain - $7.6 million, once again proving The Rock to be our closest equivalent to a guy in an inhumanly-powe... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    While Iron Man 3 was out making $195 million overseas this weekend, here's what happened in the domestic box office: 1. Pain and Gain - $20 million. It's a weak opening by Michael Bay standards, but lucky for Michael Bay, he doesn't really worry all that much about standards. ... / Continue →
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