The same day that Disney’s prequel “Oz: The Great and Powerful” crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office, the studio has released the film’s dazzling opening credits sequence online.
It’s a playful throwback to the days of classic cinema and many critics have called it arguably the best part of the film. (Read what you will into what that says about the rest of the movie.)
Sam Raimi’s film starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff has so far earned over $150 million at the domestic box office and essentially matched that number in the rest of the world. It opened in the U.S. on March 8, just two weeks ago, and still looks to have a long run ahead both in the States and overseas.
Disney has already announced plans for another film set in the world of “Oz,” though Raimi is unlikely to be involved as the director and it’s unknown if any of the cast might return.
Watch the opening credits in the player above, and check out an extended clip from Franco’s first scene in the magical land of Oz below: