In Theaters: March 8th, 2013
Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well. When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great wizard-and just maybe into a better man as well.
An imaginative mix of live-action and CGI that pays homage to the iconic images and timeless sense of wonder in the classic The Wizard of Oz without being too deferential.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews - March 10, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful is entirely serviceable family entertainment. Problem is, serviceable doesn't quite cut it when you're talking about the magical land of Oz.
Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News - March 8, 2013
Let us take a moment to praise two great and surprisingly powerful characters: a winged monkey and a wee girl made out of china. Because so much human wonder resides in these two creations of make-up, puppetry, digital effects and lovely performances.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post - March 8, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful somehow manages to be both slavish to its hallowed template (when convenient) and completely tone-deaf to the magic that made it a one-of-a-kind cultural milestone.
Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News - March 8, 2013
'Oz the Great and Powerful' managed to bag the No. 1 spot at international box office, by garnering $69.9 million from 46 markets, bringing its total gross to $150.2 millio...
Oz the Great and Powerful opened with a staggering $80.3 million in its North American debut and $69.9 million overseas for a global opening of $150.2 million -- hence brea...
|Domestic Gross (U.S.) (% Share)||$234.91 Million (44.2%)|
|+||Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share)||$297.02 Million (55.8%)|
|=||Total Worldwide Gross||$531.93 Million (100%)|
Data as of 07/18/13 6:30 PM GMT
Studios get on average 55 percent share of the total gross.View Full Box Office Analysis & Reports for Oz the Great and Powerful