Johann Wolfgang van Goethe once said, “After fifteen minutes, nobody looks at a rainbow.” He clearly had never visited the rainbow- laden land of “Oz The Great and Powerful,” unlike the moviegoers who traveled to that wizard-wonderland by way of that infamous yellow brick road, which coincidentally led way up high at the U.S. box office with $42.2 million. “The Call” for a thrilling, female-driven film, meanwhile, was answered at #2 with $17.1 million. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” contained little credibility to cast a spell on audiences but managed to arrive at a magical place known as #3 with $10.3 million. The big-budget “Jack the Giant Slayer” hasn’t made as giant a killing at the box office as its producers had hoped but still managed to produce $6.2 million while creating a home at #4. The “Identity Thief” continues to steal money and motion picture moments as she hides out at #5 with $4.5 million.
Can magic continue to captivate moviegoers? Will the scenery continue to shine brighter from the beginning of a golden brick road as opposed to the bottom of a beanstalk?
More importantly, what will next week bring? (I see more animation and an “Admission” fee in our future).
From seaside days to starry nights, may the week ahead lead you to the most colorful, cinematic light…