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On June 11th, return to the spectacular land of Oz with Disney’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL on Blu-ray Combo Pack! This epic adventure comes to life with vibrant picture and sound and includes an impressive variety of never-before-seen bonus material including “The Magic of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Second Screen Feature,” James Franco’s personal story of his journey to the land of Oz produced and directed by Franco himself, Mila Kunis’ makeup metamorphosis and much more!
Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.
If you are a Disney Movie Rewards Member and a Regal Crown Club Member (or you want to be) then you can save some dollars on your family trip to the movies to see Oz the Great and Powerful.
Between March 24, 2013 and March 28, 2013 visit Disney Movie Rewards page HERE and follow the instructions and enter the code DISNEYOZ . You will receive a voucher for one free child’s admission when you purchase two adult tickets to any showing of Oz the Great and Powerful at any Regal Cinemas.
Once you have done this make sure you take the voucher and your Regal Crown Club card so you can save some money! If you do not have a Regal Crown Club card you can get one at no cost by signing up at the box office.
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Oz: The Great and Powerful, Walt Disney Co.’s prequel to the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz,” scored more than $80 million in its debut weekend in U.S. theaters and $150 million world-wide, box-office watchers said Sunday.
After a $24 million opening day on Friday, “Oz” is expected to rake in another $56 million for Saturday and Sunday when all the final numbers come in Monday. The $80 million estimate was reported by Paul Dergarabedian, president of Hollywood.com’s box-office division.
“Oz” follows a long line of largely futile attempts to capitalize on what many consider the consummate children’s tale. Disney (US:DIS) itself released a now-obscure title “Return to Oz” in 1985 that gained little traction at the box office.
But this latest release is directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed th blockbuster “Spider-Man” film series, and features three actresses at or near the height of their popularity: Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz.
“Oz’s” weekend opening is the third-best March debut in the U.S., behind only last year’s “The Hunger Games,” which brought in $152.5 million domestically, and 2010’s “Alice In Wonderland.” The latter, also a Disney product, made $116.1 million its first weekend, Dergarabedian reported. “Oz” is the first film of the year to clear $35 million in its debut this year.
“This is going to be the first big hit of the year,” Dergarabedian said. “We desperately need it.”
“Oz” opened in 3,912 theaters throughout North America, making an average of $20,521 per theater, he said.
Disney is feeling pretty good about their new film, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful‘, a prequel to the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’, all of which are based on the books by L. Frank Baum. The new film, starring James Franco as the man who becomes the Great Wizard known as Oz, and directed by Sam Raimi, is already looking to make in the ballpark of $80 million its opening weekend, Disney feels safe enough to begin prep work on a possible sequel. While not much is known about what exactly the sequel will entail, or what novel in the series it might be based on, we do know that Mitchell Kapner, who helped co-write the first film with David Lindsay-Abaire, will take writing duties on the new film. For those who have seen the film, they know there are actually quite a few different routes you could go with a sequel, so it’s definitely going to be exciting to see just where they’re going to do with it.
One thing I’m very curious about is to see if Sam Raimi will be returning to helm another adventure in the land of Oz. I personally thought that Sam Raimi brought a really awesome touch to Oz, and you could tell he was definitely having fun in the world. It seemed to really mesh with his artistic style, so I’m really hoping he’ll return for a second go-around. Are you excited by the possibilites of another ‘Oz’ film? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company!
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It seems that Oz fever is at an all time high, thanks to Disney’s newest film, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful‘, based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories. The first film to return filmgoers to the land of Oz, some place we haven’t ventured in many years. It seems that the Mayor of Seattle, Washington, really took it to heart, and decided to proclaim that March 7 was ‘Oz the Great and Powerful Day’, in honor of the new Disney film. It makes sense, considering Seattle, is commonly called the “Emerald City”, so this is pretty neat in my opinion. Hit the jump for the full press release, and don’t forget to check out ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’, out in theaters now!
Disney announced that Mayor Michael McGinn has proclaimed today as “Oz The Great and Powerful” Day in the city of Seattle, Wash., in honor of Disney’s fantastical adventure opening in theaters across the U.S. tomorrow, March 8.
Since the 1980s, Seattle, Washington, has often been referred to as the “Emerald City” because of the lush evergreen forests of the area and the more than 6,000 acres of beautiful parklands within the city limits. The name “Emerald City” came into the public’s consciousness through the works of L. Frank Baum, whose 14 books, set in the imaginary Land of Oz, feature the iconic green city. “Oz The Great and Powerful” is a cinematic prequel to Baum’s first book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”