Sam Raimi’s latest film “Oz The Great and Powerful” had a big, but not record-setting opening over the weekend. The film earned $80 million domestically and $150.2 worldwide in its first weekend. The film, which stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams is set to pass “Identity Thief” in the next week or two as the highest grossing film of the year and the second film to pass $100 million in the U.S. It’s the third biggest March opening ever, but pretty far off from “The Hunger Games” ($150.2 million) and “Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million).

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