Artist, Public Intellectual, now Box Office King...?

Early projections for Oz: The Great And Powerful, opening this weekend, range from $80 - $95 million without an outside chance at reaching $100 million. That would mean that the studio’s $7 million, 3rd choice gamble paid off. And James Franco will have something else to boast about. And take credit for. Is it getting harder and harder to tell James Franco and Justin Timberlake apart?

Here’s Franco yesterday receiving his star on the Walk Of Fame, joined by his mother, Sam Raimi, Seth Rogen, and mega agent Kevin Huvane, one of the top dudes at CAA. Franco is clearly a prized commodity there.