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Disney and Sam Raimi took a big roll of the emerald die this past weekend on "Oz the Great and Powerful," and it is now safe to say that the gamble has paid off.

The "Wizard of Oz" prequel opened to massive numbers with an $80.2 million total, the third best March opening ever according to Box Office Mojo. Disney was clearly trying to replicate the March magic that Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" cast in 2010 when it opened to $116.1 million, and while they didn't quite match those numbers, the debut remains impressive, the best since "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

It wasn't all good news this weekend, however. The other new film, "Dead Man Down" with Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, failed to catch fire at the ticket counter. The revenge thriller only managed a $5.3 million opening.

Head over to MTV News for your full box office recap.

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Dead Man Down

Before David Fincher told the story of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" with Rooney Mara, a Danish television production led by director Niels Arden Oplev and star Noomi Rapace told the whole story of Lisbeth Salander. Now Oplev is bringing his talents stateside, and he's taking his leading lady with him.

"Dead Man Down," a new revenge thriller starring Rapace and Colin Farrell, debuted its first trailer last week, but today, we have your exclusive first look at a poster from the upcoming movie.

Check out the poster for "Dead Man Down" after the jump!


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TLautTaylor Lautner wasn't able to work with Gus Van Sant on "Breaking Dawn," so now he's created his own project for the director to helm.

MTV News reports that Lautner optioned a nonfiction article from The New Yorker, and has convinced Van Sant to direct it for him. "Milk" scribe Dustin Lance Black will pen the project, with Lautner in the lead role. Little more is known about the film, but it will be Lautner's first dramatic role to date.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!


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