The Weekend Box Office – The Lorax Is First Big Hit Of 2012

Posted: March 4, 2012 in Movies

I would not have expected it but it appears that Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is the first big film of 2012.  While the film is a bit preachy with its “save the rainforest” campaign and it doesn’t quite use its cast of voices to their strengths (you’ve got Taylor Swift and Zac Efron as your two main voices and you don’t have them sing a musical number at all???), the movie is stunningly beautiful and the characters are likeable.  Apparently the rest of the country fell in love with Danny DeVito’s voice as The Lorax as the movie made $70M opening this weekend.

The other new film debuting this weekend was the party film Project X, and while getting absolutely killed by critics it still managed to make nearly $21M in the number two spot.

The rest of the top five was rounded out by the Navy Seal action flick Act of Valor bringing in $13.7M.  The bottom two in the top five were Safe House and Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds with $7.2M and $7M respectively.

Here is the full top 10:

Numbers in millions (totals)

1) Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $70.7M (NEW)

2) Project X – $20.7M (NEW)

3) Act of Valor – $13.7M ($45.2)

4) Safe House – $7.2M ($108.2)

5) Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds – $7M ($25.7)

6) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $6.9M ($85.6)

7) The Vow – $6.1M ($111.7)

8) This Means War – $5.6M ($41.4)

9) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – $4.7M ($44.8)

10) The Artist – $3.9M ($37)

Via Box Office Mojo


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