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Disney's 'Oz' granted $79.1M debut at box office

It was a golden opening for "Oz the Great and the Powerful."

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It was a golden opening for "Oz the Great and the Powerful."

Disney's 3-D prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum tale "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" debuted in first place and earned $79.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates released Monday.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $79,110,453, 3,912 locations, $20,223 average, $79,110,453, one week.

2. "Jack the Giant Slayer," Warner Bros., $9,839,135, 3,525 locations, $2,791 average, $43,630,504, two weeks.

3. "Identity Thief," Universal, $6,334,220, 3,002 locations, $2,110 average, $116,545,105, five weeks.

4. "Dead Man Down," FilmDistrict, $5,345,250, 2,188 locations, $2,443 average, $5,345,250, one week.

5. "Snitch," Lionsgate, $5,098,235, 2,340 locations, $2,179 average, $31,853,362, three weeks.

6. "21 and Over," Relativity, $5,091,384, 2,771 locations, $1,837 average, $16,875,359, two weeks.

7. "Safe Haven," Relativity, $3,753,384, 2,541 locations, $1,477 average, $62,837,481, four weeks.

8. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $3,618,171, 1,727 locations, $2,095 average, $120,622,513, 17 weeks.

9. "Escape From Planet Earth," Weinstein Co., $3,218,923, 2,549 locations, $1,263 average, $47,844,105, four weeks.

10. "The Last Exorcism Part II," CBS Films, $3,167,040, 2,700 locations, $1,173 average, $12,129,639, two weeks.

11. "A Good Day to Die Hard," Fox, $2,121,030, 1,725 locations, $1,230 average, $63,367,431, four weeks.

12. "Life of Pi," Fox, $1,579,462, 671 locations, $2,354 average, $119,367,614, 16 weeks.

13. "Quartet," Weinstein Co., $1,254,859, 715 locations, $1,755 average, $13,245,690, nine weeks.

14. "Dark Skies," Weinstein Co., $1,254,261, 1,505 locations, $833 average, $15,564,388, three weeks.

15. "Warm Bodies," Lionsgate, $1,015,996, 1,052 locations, $966 average, $63,575,380, six weeks.

16. "Emperor," Roadside Attractions, $1,014,134, 261 locations, $3,886 average, $1,014,134, one week.

17. "Argo," Warner Bros., $1,010,367, 741 locations, $1,364 average, $134,282,925, 22 weeks.

18. "Side Effects," Open Road, $869,117, 602 locations, $1,444 average, $29,570,787, five weeks.

19. "Zero Dark Thirty," Sony, $673,810, 522 locations, $1,291 average, $94,628,369, 12 weeks.

20. "Django Unchained," Weinstein Co., $432,071, 336 locations, $1,286 average, $161,100,526, 11 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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