Monday, March 11, 2013

Who's On Top: Movies 3/11/13

Let us see who raked in the big bucks this week. Time to see who were the top 10 at the Box Office this weekend

Oz The Great And Powerful

Can the major studios still make magic? From the looks of “Oz the Great and Powerful,” a dispiriting, infuriating jumble of big money, small ideas and ugly visuals, the answer seems to be no — unless, perhaps, the man behind the curtain is Martin Scorsese or James Cameron. The Walt Disney Company is the studio lurking behind “Oz,” and, as usual, it is banking that it can leverage this 3-D prehistory of the Wizard of Oz (James Franco) for its wonderful world of cross-promotional marketing and ancillary revenue streams. With so much riding on this “Oz” it’s a surprise that the results are so uninspired — or given Disney’s recent run with the likes of “Alice in Wonderland,” maybe not. The bigger bummer, though, is that the studio that has enchanted generations with Tinker Bell and at least a few plucky princesses has backed a movie that has such backward ideas about female characters that it makes the 1939 “Wizard of Oz” look like a suffragist classic. — Manohla Dargis

Top 10 Movies Of The Weekend:
  1. Oz The Great And Powerful
  2. Jack The Giant Slayer
  3. Identity Thief
  4. Dead Man Down
  5. Snitch
  6. 21 And Over
  7. Safe Haven
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. Escape From Planet Earth
10. The Last Exorcism

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