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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/05/2012

‘The Lorax’ wins weekend box office


“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” brought in lots of green at the box office. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
Moviegoers flocked to “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” this weekend, paying a grand total of $70.7 million to see the adaptation of the beloved children’s book. The film, voiced by Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, earned $5.4 million of its revenue from Imax theaters, according to the Associated Press.

Second at the box office this weekend was “Project X,” the high school comedy that Post critic Michael O’Sullivan gave a no-star rating to last week. Here are the weekend’s top ten movies at the box office:

1. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” $70.7 million

2. “Project X,” $20.8 million

3. “Act of Valor,” $13.7 million

4. “Safe House,” $7.2 million

5. “Tyler Perry’s 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

By  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/05/2012

 
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