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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Oz’ Overthrows ‘Giant Slayer’

Oz the Great and Powerful

The box office battle between the wizard and the giant slayer proved to be disappointing this weekend.

Movie-goers flocked to revisit the classic world of Oz in Sam Raimi's prequel to the classic 1939 film Wizard of Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful, which took in $80.2 million. Jack the Giant Slayer fell from its spot at number one last week with just $10 million - a staggering $70 million gap between the top two films. Identity Thief dropped one spot as well to number three with $6.3 million, while the new Colin Farrell film Dead Man Down debuted at number four with $5.3 million. Snitch rounds out the top five with $5.1 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Jack’ Slays ‘Identity Thief’

Jack the Giant Slayer

Nicholas Hoult is not faring too well as a box office star.

Though Jack and the Giant Slayer took number one at the box office, the Bryan Singer-directed thriller only raked in $27.2 million - a sad fraction of its $195 million budget. Last week's number one film, Identity Thief, managed to only dip down to number two with $9.7 million while 21 and Over debuted at number three with $8.7 million. Summit's Snitch dropped two spots to number four with $7.8 million while horror film The Last Exorcism Part II debuted at number 5 with $7.7 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Takes Back Top Spot

Identity Thief

You can't keep a good thief down.

After dipping to the number two spot last week to A Good Day to Die Hard, the Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief managed to earn the most this week with $14 million to reclaim its top spot. Dwayne Johnson's film Snitch debuted at number two with $13 million while Escape from Planet Earth dropped one spot from last week to number four with $11 million. Safe Haven also fell one spot to number four with $10.6 million while the latest Die Hard installment fell four spots from the top spot, earning $10 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Latest ‘Die Hard’ Film Barely Outperforms ‘Identify Thief’

A Good Day to Die Hard

This weekend apparently weren't good enough days for Die Hard.

Though the latest installment in the Bruce Willis-fronted Die Hard series debuted at number one this weekend with $25 million, it barely made more than the runner-up (and last week's number one film) Identity Thief, which took in $23.4 million. The Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough romantic vehicle Safe Haven opened to the number three spot with $21.4 million. The animated film Escape from Planet Earth was also a newcomer this weekend, earning $16 million to secure its place at number four while Warm Bodies slipped three spots to number five with $9 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Steals Number One Spot

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in 'Identity Thief'

Rom-com zombie films are apparently no match for Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

The pair's Identity Thief generated enough laughs to help the film debut at number one at the box office this past weekend with $34.5 million, bumping Warm Bodies down to number two with $11.3 million. Steven Soderbergh's latest film Side Effects debuted with $9.3 million while Silver Linings Playbook followed with $6.4 million. Lastly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fell three spots to number five with $5.7 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Takes Down Competition

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters faced more than the supernatural this weekend; despite Oscar-worthy opponents, the fairy tale action flick came out on top this past weekend, pulling in $19 million.

Coming in second was last week's number one film, Mama, with $12.8 million. Silver Linings Playbook held steady at number three with $10 million while its competition for the Best Picture Academy Award, Zero Dark Thirty, came in at number four with $9.8 million. Earning $7 million, newcomer Parker debuted this weekend at number five.

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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Oscar nominations after being named in 12 categories.

Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane unveiled the shortlist for this year's Academy Awards earlier today, and the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic - which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as pioneering President Abraham Lincoln - leads the way, followed closely by Life of Pi, which is up for 11 honors.

Both movies are up for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar, but will face competition from Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Livings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the statuette.

Lincoln stars Daniel, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones are all up for awards, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, while Spielberg is in the running for Best Director.

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Lincoln Leads Golden Globe Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods. Steven Spielberg's biopic about former President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino's western flick Django Unchained and political drama Argo follow close behind with five nominations each. Critically-acclaimed films Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nods.

With three nominations are Life of Pi, dark cult drama The Master and heart-warming British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Hitchcock respectively.

Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in The Sessions.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.

Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.

Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Lincoln’ Still Fall Behind ‘Twilight’

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Vampire lovers are no match for James Bond and Abraham Lincoln.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took number one at the box office for a second consecutive week since its debut, raking in $43 million this Thanksgiving weekend. Skyfall and Lincoln stayed put at number two and three with $36 million and $25 million, respectively. Fourth place went to newcomer The Rise of the Guardians, which pulled in $24 million while Ang Lee's latest film, Life of Pi, came in at number five with $22 million for its debut.

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