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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Weekend box office: ‘Lorax’ beats ‘John Carter’

Danny Devito voices the title role in "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax." (Universal Pictures - AP)
It seems that “John Carter,” the interplanetary ad­ven­ture film that reportedly cost Disney $250 million to make, is no match for “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” which made $39.1 million in its second weekend out in theaters. “The Lorax,” which features the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito and Betty White, is based on the beloved children’s book by Dr. Seuss.

“John Carter” — which opened on Friday — made just $30.6 million, a sum that won’t go far to turn a profit for Disney (the Associated Press has more details here).

Here are the weekend’s top ten movies:

1. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” $39.1 million

2. “John Carter,” $30.6 million

3. “Project X,” $11.6 million

4. “Silent House,” $7.01 million

5. “Act of Valor,” $7 million

6. “A Thousand Words,” $6.4 million

7. “Safe House,” $5 million

8. “The Vow,” $4 million

9. “This Means War,” $3.8 million

10. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $3.7 million

By  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/12/2012

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