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
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1NDr. Seuss’ The LoraxUni.$70,217,0703,729$18,830$70,217,070$701
2NProject XWB$21,051,3633,055$6,891$21,051,3631
31Act of ValorRela.$13,572,578-44.5%3,053+14$4,446$45,111,924$122
44Safe HouseUni.$7,390,935-32.4%2,553-499$2,895$108,355,425$854
52Tyler Perry’s Good DeedsLGF$7,047,061-54.8%2,132$3,305$25,791,6932
63Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandWB$6,547,374-51.1%3,060-290$2,140$85,233,873$794
75The VowSGem$6,011,147-39.4%2,826-212$2,127$111,623,496$304
87This Means WarFox$5,561,323-34.0%2,342-847$2,375$41,399,962$653
96Ghost Rider: Spirit of VengeanceSony$4,545,637-49.5%2,487-687$1,828$44,826,376$573

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