'Oz the Great and Powerful' magical at box office in opening weekend

James Franco, left, and Mila Kunis in ?Oz

James Franco, left, and Mila Kunis in “Oz The Great and Powerful.” (Credit: James Franco, left, and Mila Kunis in “Oz The Great and Powerful.” )

Walt Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" dominated movie theaters with an estimated $80.3 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales during the weekend, making it the biggest film debut of 2013.

"Oz" stars James Franco as a small-time magician who is whisked to a magical land and mistaken for a wizard. The $200 million, effects-filled movie is a prequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic "The Wizard of Oz."

In the No. 2 spot, adventure film "Jack the Giant Slayer" earned $10 million during its second weekend in theaters, according to studio estimates. Comedy "Identity Thief" starring Melissa McCarthy took third place with $6.3 million.

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