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'Lorax' sees second week at No.1 with $39M

A still from the 2012 film, 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.' (Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment)

March 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
For the second week in a row, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" claimed the No.1 spot at the box office with just over $39 million this weekend.

The animated adventure chronicles the plight of the environment and a funny orange creature that speaks for the trees. Its weekend success raised its 10-day domestic total to $122 million.

"John Carter" opened in second place, bringing in $30.6 million. "Project X" took the third spot with $11.6 million and rounding out the top five are "Silent House" and "Act of Valor."

The top films of the weekend were:

1. "Dr. Seuss' the Lorax," $39.1 million ($1.4 million international).
2. "John Carter," $30.6 million ($70.6 million international).
3. "Project X," $11.6 million ($3 million international).
4. "Silent House," $7.01 million.
5. "Act of Valor," $7 million.
6. "A Thousand Words," $6.4 million.
7. "Safe House," $5 million ($6.1 million international).
8. "The Vow," $4 million ($2.4 million international).
9. "This Means War," $3.8 million ($9.4 million international).
10. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," $3.7 million ($9.2 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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