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Weekend B.O. (March 2-5) "The Lorax" slays

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 4, 2012 at 12:40PM

Everyone knows that animated films tend to do extremely well at the box office and that The Lorax would, not surprisingly, do very well this weekend..  But no one predicted the stunning results  with the film raking in $70 million leaving everything else in the dust behind it.
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The Lorax

Everyone knows that animated films tend to do extremely well at the box office and that The Lorax would, not surprisingly, do very well this weekend..  But no one predicted the stunning results  with the film raking in $70 million leaving everything else in the dust behind it.

Project X came in a distant 2nd while TP's Good Deeds dropped 55% from last week. Now he's had other films that have made as similar as big a drop in their second week, so this is not actually all that unusual for him. But that steep a drop indicates maybe some things; 1) that the word of mouth on Good Deeds isn't good , 2) that everyone who really wanted to see the film went on the first weekend, 3) that unless he's in drag people aren't that interested or 4) all of the above. What do you say?

1) Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Uni. $70,700,000
2) Project X WB $20,775,000
3) Act of Valor Rela. $13,700,000 Total: $45,239,000
4) Safe House Uni. $7,200,000  Total: $108,200,000 
5) Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $7,000,000 Total:$25,745,000
6) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $6,925,000 Total:$85,611,000
7) The Vow SGem $6,100,000 Total: $111,712,000
8) This Means War Fox $5,625,000 Total: $41,464,000
9) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $4,700,000 Total: $44,881,000
10) The Artist Wein. $3,900,000 Total:$37,088,000
11) Wanderlust Uni. $3,800,000 Total:$12,400,000
12) Gone Sum. $3,050,000 Total: $8,998,000
13)  Chronicle Fox $1,950,000 Total: $60,865,000
1) Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Uni. $70,700,000
2) Project X WB $20,775,000
3) Act of Valor Rela. $13,700,000 Total: $45,239,000
4) Safe House Uni. $7,200,000  Total: $108,200,000 
5) Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $7,000,000 Total:$25,745,000
6) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $6,925,000 Total:$85,611,000
7) The Vow SGem $6,100,000 Total: $111,712,000
8) This Means War Fox $5,625,000 Total: $41,464,000
9) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $4,700,000 Total: $44,881,000
10) The Artist Wein. $3,900,000 Total:$37,088,000
11) Wanderlust Uni. $3,800,000 Total:$12,400,000
12) Gone Sum. $3,050,000 Total: $8,998,000
13)  Chronicle Fox $1,950,000 Total: $60,865,000

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