Oz proves great and powerful

Walt Disney Co’s big-budget 3D movie Oz the Great and Powerful amassed $80.3m (£53.8m) in US and Canadian ticket sales, the biggest domestic debut of 2013. The prequel to the Wizard of Oz starring James Franco added $69.9m in international markets, Disney said, for a combined $150.2m opening around the world. Oz dominated all other movies over the weekend, according to studio estimates released yesterday. Another family film, Jack the Giant Slayer, finished a distant second with $10m domestically during its second weekend. Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief landed third with $6.3m from Friday through to yesterday.