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Box Office Results · March 04, 2012

Families were out in full force over the weekend to support that grouchy little tree-huggerThe Lorax’. The animated adaptation pulled in a record-breaking $70.7M, easily winning the top spot at the box office!! This marks the best opening for a Dr. Suess adaptation ever as well as the top opening of 2012, crushing the $41.2M debut ‘The Vow’ received only a few weeks ago. Take that, Channing Tatum!

Though, the teen party comedy ‘Project X’ didn’t shatter any records it did still make a pretty decent showing with $20.8M, debuting in the second position.

Also, hot off its Oscar success last weekend, ‘The Artist’ cracked the top ten over the weekend with $3.9M. This makes us happy!

Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:

TW LW Movie Title Weekend Gross Total Gross Week
1 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax $70,700,000 $70,700,000 1
2 Project X $20,775,000 $20,775,000 1
3 1 Act of Valor $13,700,000 $45,239,000 2
4 4 Safe House $7,200,000 $108,200,000 4
5 2 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds $7,000,000 $25,745,000 2
6 3 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $6,925,000 $85,611,000 4
7 5 The Vow $6,100,000 $111,712,000 4
8 7 This Means War $5,625,000 $41,464,000 3
9 6 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance $4,700,000 $44,881,000 3
10 13 The Artist $3,900,000 $37,088,000 15

(via boxofficemojo.com)

[Image Credit: Universal Pictures]
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