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    Box Office: Oz the Great and Powerful Repeats; Halle Berry's The Call Surprises

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    Oz the Great and Powerful
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    James Franco's Oz the Great and Powerful was again, you know, great and powerful at the weekend box office, grossing an estimated $42.2 million.

    Halle Berry's The Call, meanwhile, showed surprising strength, while Steve Carell's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone underwhelmed.

    In its second weekend, Oz held very well. With some $282 million in the worldwide bank, the film is now even bigger than its reputed budget (which was very big).

    Why Hollywood really, really needed Oz

    The Call took second place with a $17.1 million Friday-Sunday. The thriller, made for a reported $15 million, was graded a B-plus by audiences polled by CinemaScore, and is Berry's biggest opener for a non-X-Men movie in nearly a decade, going all the way back to Gothika.

    The reputedly $32 million Burt Wonderstone, playing on about 600 more screens than The Call, whiffed with $10.3 million. It is Carell's worst opener for a Carell comedy (so, no, not including the comedy-drama Seeking a Friend at the End of the World) since he became a big-screen star in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

    Burt Wonderstone's CinemaScore was just as discouraging: a C-plus.

    Halle Berry's Conan O'Brien visit

    Art-house moviegoers, meanwhile, were hot to see Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens shed their Disney ears. The actresses' R-rated indie thriller, costarring Franco, put up the weekend's biggest reported per-screen average, grossing $270,000 from three theaters.

    Elsewhere, Silver Linings Playbook neared $125 million domestically and A Good Day to Die Hard topped $200 million internationally.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled by Exhibitor Relations.

    1. Oz the Great and Powerful, $42.2 million
    2. The Call, $17.1 million
    3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, $10.3 million
    4. Jack the Giant Slayer, $6.2 million
    5. Identity Thief, $4.8 million
    6. Snitch, $3.5 million
    7. 21 and Over, $2.6 million
    8. Silver Linings Playbook, $2.59 million
    9. Safe Haven, $2.5 million
    10. Escape From Planet Earth, $2.3 million
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