Cost Plus World Market Collaborates with Disney for the Release of “Oz The Great and Powerful” in Theaters on March 8, 2013

  Cost Plus World Market Collaborates with Disney for the Release of “Oz The
  Great and Powerful” in Theaters on March 8, 2013

                Specialty Retailer Launches Movie Sweepstakes

Business Wire

OAKLAND, Calif. -- February 19, 2013

Cost Plus World Market® (www.worldmarket.com) is thrilled to announce its
collaboration with Walt Disney Studios for the theatrical release of the
fantastical adventure, “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi in
theaters and IMAX® 3D on March 8, 2013. As part of its collaboration, the
specialty retailer has launched “Oz The Great and Powerful Sweepstakes
Presented by World Market” now through March 15, 2013. Customers can enter the
sweepstakes at worldmarketsweepstakes.com for a chance to win one grand prize
of a private movie screening of “Oz The Great and Powerful” for the winner and
50 guests, free IMAX® movie tickets for a year and a $1000 World Market gift
card. In addition, $500 World Market gift cards will be awarded to three
runner-up winners.*

Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s
beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus
magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant
Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the
taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora
(Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the
great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic
problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is
good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use
through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms
himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, is produced by Joe Roth,
with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and
David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer
are serving as executive producers.

If you’re a movie fan then you know that Hollywood’s most glamorous night is
less than a week away. World Market has a great selection of affordable
tabletop serving pieces, furniture and home décor items and gourmet food and
wine to create your own viewing party of the big awards show on Sunday night.
With an array of unique foods to create small appetizer dishes, cocktail
mixes, sparkling wines, chocolates and more, the specialty retailer is your
one-stop shopping destination for entertaining at home.

More information about Cost Plus World Market and its products and promotions
can be found at www.worldmarket.com. To stay up to date on all of Cost Plus
World Market’s current promotions and events, follow us on
www.facebook.com/worldmarket, www.twitter.com/worldmarket and
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*For full sweepstakes entry rules and guidelines, please go to
worldmarketsweepstakes.com.

About Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market (www.worldmarket.com) operates 264 stores in 31 states
under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores
feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings,
housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international
wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported
from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World
Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual
and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the
import business.

Visit www.imax.com for more information. IMAX® 3D and IMAX® are registered
trademarks of IMAX Corporation.

Contact:

Cost Plus World Market
Jill Osaka, 510-808-9319
jill.osaka@cpwm.com