The Lorax Explodes! Top 10 US Box Office 3/2/12 – 3/4/12


WOW! Dr. Suess’ The Lorax blew away all expectations and came in with $70.7 million in it’s first weekend in theaters. The industry expectation was for a still impressive $50 million weekend. This gave the film the third highest March opening in history, behind Alice In Wonderland and 300. The Lorax also almost doubled the $40.5 million first weekend take of  Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears A Who Made for $70 million, this film will easily go on to be extremely profitable for Universal Pictures.

Project X took second place in it’s first weekend with $20 million. The “found footage” film, the third this year, was made for $12 million. Act Of Valor, last week’s #1 film dropped 44% for a $13 million second weekend.

Hit the jump for the full Top 10 US Box Office.

Top 10 U.S. Box Office 03/02/2012 – 03/04/2012
From BoxOfficeMojo.com
TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Uni. $70,217,070 3,729 $18,830 $70,217,070 $70 1
2 N Project X WB $21,051,363 3,055 $6,891 $21,051,363 1
3 1 Act of Valor Rela. $13,572,578 -44.5% 3,053 +14 $4,446 $45,111,924 $12 2
4 4 Safe House Uni. $7,390,935 -32.4% 2,553 -499 $2,895 $108,355,425 $85 4
5 2 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds LGF $7,047,061 -54.8% 2,132 $3,305 $25,791,693 2
6 3 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $6,547,374 -51.1% 3,060 -290 $2,140 $85,233,873 $79 4
7 5 The Vow SGem $6,011,147 -39.4% 2,826 -212 $2,127 $111,623,496 $30 4
8 7 This Means War Fox $5,561,323 -34.0% 2,342 -847 $2,375 $41,399,962 $65 3
9 6 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $4,545,637 -49.5% 2,487 -687 $1,828 $44,826,376 $57 3
10 8 Wanderlust Uni. $3,843,840 -41.1% 2,002 $1,920 $12,484,655 2

See the entire Box Office take for this weekend at www.boxofficemojo.com

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