Oz was indeed Great and Powerful at the box office!


Disney’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” came out at the box office this weekend with a bang, and lived up to it’s name! The prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” opened with an estimated box-office take of $80.3 million in the U.S. and Canada. Not too shabby! This is the biggest opening for a film so far for 2013.

That’s good news for the industry and particularly for Disney’s movie studio, which had to do expensive reshoots last summer in an apparently successful effort to improve the movie, which stars James Franco. In total, Disney spent about $215 million to make “Oz,” on top of tax credits from Michigan, where the film was shot. I remember when the movie was being shot, it was in there papers here in MI. They were asking for “extras” for the film, I wish I would have gone!

I had read that Disney was a bit concerned about the opening and earnings for Oz, being that it was so costly to make. With a strong opening weekend, and with children being on Spring Break coming up, I think the earnings will be pretty steady for some time. Congrats to Disney for an amazing opening weekend for Oz: The Great and Powerful. I’m sure the trend will continue, as Disney has other great films coming out on the horizon for the year. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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