OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFULThe first gigantic film of 2013 has arrived, and it’s Sam Raimi‘s Oz: the Great and Powerful.  The film has a clear path to over $200 Million, and though it didn’t do Alice in Wonderland numbers, it’s still a monster. Check out the full results…

Film Weekend Per Screen Total
1 Oz: the Great and Powerful $80,278,000 $20,521 $80,278,000
2 Jack the Giant Slayer $10,020,000 (-63.2) $2,843 $43,811,000
3 Identity Thief $6,319,000 (-34.9) $2,105 $116,530,000
4 Dead Man Down $5,350,000 $2,445 $5,350,000
5 Snitch $5,100,000 (-34.3)
$2,179 $31,855,000
6 21 and Over $5,056,000 (-42.2) $1,825 $16,840,000
7 Safe Haven $3,800,000 (-39.5) $1,495 $62,884,000
8 Silver Linings Playbook $3,745,000 (-34.6) $2,169 $120,749,000
9 Escape From Planet Earth $3,207,000 (-51.6) $1,258 $47,832,000
10 The Last Exorcism Part II $3,120,000 (-59.6) $1,156 $12,083,000

The best thing for Oz is that it’s not facing any competition next week. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone could open okay, but it doesn’t feel like it has $40-$50 Million dollar heat behind it. That means Oz will be nearing $150 Million by next weekend, and will pass Identity Thief as the year’s biggest grossing film. That said, it feels like there’s too much competition for it to get to $300 Million, but I could be wrong.

And that vacuum sound you hear is the air being sucked out of Jack the Giant Slayer. It should crash and burn out with a $60 Million domestic cume, which puts it far below John CarterDead Man Down is right. Oz had the stage to itself.

Reality Check: I went a little high on Oz. At the time, many were predicting $75 Million, I though it would outperform that and it did, but not as high as I went ($85 Million). Otherwise, it’s close.

What did you watch this weekend?