Families were out in full force over the weekend to support that grouchy little tree-hugger ‘The 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|
|3||1||Act of Valor||$13,700,000||$45,239,000||2|
|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|
|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|