DISNEY film Oz the Great and Powerful has held the top spot in the UK box office for a second week in a row. The Wizard of Oz prequel, starring James Franco and Mila Kunis, earned £2.6m from 539 locations. In second place, psychological thriller Side Effects took £759,363 while Welcome to the Punch debuted in third with £460,250.

In a disappointing weekend, the top 15 films earned just £6.4m - down significantly from £9.2m last weekend. After six weeks on release, Disney’s other family film, Wreck-It Ralph fell one place to take the number four spot with £426,343 in box office receipts, while Jason Statham’s crime thriller Parker continued its decline, earning just £308,335 in its second week in cinemas. The three other new releases in this week’s chart also failed to impress.                         –GN