Disney's (DIS) Oz The Great and Powerful scored a $80.28M opening weekend box office...

|By:, SA News Editor

Disney's (DIS) Oz The Great and Powerful scored a $80.28M opening weekend box office (estimated), marking the best weekend debut of any film in 2013. The prequel to Wizard of Oz also played strong to global audiences with a $69.9M weekend take from 46 markets. The bigger issue: The strong weekend is good for the industry as a whole with some concern bubbling up that it was demand factors instead of an array of dull titles behind the slow start to the year.