Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Tops Box Office with $70 Million Debut
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax chopped the box office competition down to size over the weekend, earning an estimated 70.7 million dollars during what was the most successful debut of any film so far this year.
Once the final box office figures are released Monday, March 5th, The Lorax could also set a record for the best opening ever for a non-sequel animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Incredibles pulled in 70.5 million dollars during its debut weekend in 2004.
The comedy Project X premiered in second place over the weekend, earning 20.8 million dollars. Last week's box office champ, Act of Valor, rounded out the top three, with 13.7 million.
On the heels of its best-picture win at the Oscars, The Artist climbed into the top 10, with 3.9 million dollars.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday, March 2nd, through Sunday, March 4th, with estimated ticket sales:
1. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, $70.7 million.
2. Project X, $20.8 million.
3. Act of Valor, $13.7 million.
4. Safe House, $7.2 million.
5. Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, $7 million.
6. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $6.9 million.
7. The Vow, $6.1 million.
8. This Means War, $5.6 million.
9. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, $4.7 million.
10. The Artist, $3.9 million.
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