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‘The Lorax’ US Weekend Box Office

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"The Lorax US Weekend Box Office"’The Lorax’ topped the US weekend box office and has also created multiple box office records at the North American box office.

’The Lorax’ adapted from Dr. Seuss’ children book has dominated the US weekend box office with a massive gross of $70.7 million from its three-day screening. The family movie that has performed beyond the expectations, has emerged as the biggest ever opening for a non-sequel animated movie, beating the previous record holder ‘The Incredibles’ in 2004 that has opened with $70.5 million.

The less than $70 million budget movie has also become the greatest box office performer in animated movies, after ‘Toy Story 3’ with $110.3 million in 2010 and ‘Shrek Forever After’ that has opened with $70.8 million. The Zac Efron and Taylor Swift starrer movie also becomes the greatest opening in the year 2012, after ‘The Vow’ opened with $41.2 million in February 2012. ‘The Lorax’ now becomes the fourth top opening ever for the Universal movies.

’The Lorax’ is followed by party movie ‘Project X’ in the second place, grossing $20.7 million. The Warner Bros. Pictures’ $12 million budget movie received ‘B’ CinemaScore that appealed 67% of moviegoers under 25 years with 58% being the males among them. ‘Act of Valor’ slipped to third place with 44% drop in ticket sales grossing $13.7 million. Meanwhile, Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds starrer action flick remained at fourth place with $7.2 million and ‘Good Deeds’ is in fifth place with $7 million.

Check out the top 10 movies at US weekend box office:

1. The Lorax – $70.7 million

2. Project X – $20.7 million

3. Act of Valor – $13.7 million

4. Safe House – $7.2 million

5. 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

"The Lorax topped uS weekend box office and created multiple=

The Lorax topped uS weekend box office and created multiple box office records at North American box office

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