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‘Oz’ is still great at the box office

‘‘Oz the Great and Powerful’’ is living up to its name at the box office. Disney’s 3-D blockbuster led all films for the second week in a row, taking in $42.2 million according to studio estimates Sunday. Sam Raimi’s prequel to the L. Frank Baum classic ‘‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’’ took in $46.6 million overseas, leading to a two-week worldwide total of $281.8 million. Among the weekend’s debuts, the Halle Berry thriller ‘‘The Call’’ far exceeded expectations with a $17.1 million opening for Sony and TriStar Pictures. The Steve Carell magician comedy ‘‘The Incredible Burt Wonder­-stone’’ fared worse, opening with $10.3 million for Warner Bros.

Calling out Scouts

Wearing a replica of the organization’s uniform, Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays while also calling for a ‘‘revolution’’ to prevent discrimination and abuse of the gay community. Speaking Saturday night at the GLAAD Media Awards, Madonna said the Boy Scouts should ‘‘change their stupid rules.’’ Later, she spoke about young people who commit suicide after suffering from bullying. Noting that she has teenage kids of her own, she said the situation is ‘‘an atrocity to me and I don’t accept it.’’ She then called on the audience to join her in a ‘‘revolution’’ to change the world. Madonna was on hand to give Anderson Cooper the organization’s ‘‘Vito Russo’’ award.


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“Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.” — Emma Watson, the actress tweeting to deny rumors that she’s signed on to star in a film adaptation of the S&M novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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