Disney movie Oz The Great And Powerful has worked its magic on the U.K. box office again after scoring the top spot for the second consecutive weekend (15-17Mar13).

Sam Raimi's The Wizard of Oz prequel, starring James Franco and Michelle Williams, pulled in $4.1 million (£2.6 million), easily holding off competition from runner-up Side Effects, which had takings of $759,363 (£474,600).

James MCAvoy's new thriller debuted at three with $736,400 (£460,250) in ticket sales, while animated adventure Wreck-It Ralph ($688,000/£430,000) and Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham's crime movie Parker ($496,000/£310,000) rounded out the top five.

It was a disappointing few days for cinema bosses as the top 15 films only earned $10.2 million (£6.4 million), a significant drop from $14.7 million (£9.2 million) last weekend (08-10Mar13).