“The Lorax” surpassed all box-office expectations in its opening weekend, taking $70.7 million — the biggest opening of 2012 so far and the most ever for a Universal animated film. Universal’s pre-release expectations for the 3D movie were around $40 million.
Warner Bros. had a strong opening weekend, as well. Its R-rated comedy “Project X” debuted to $20.8 million. And The Weinstein Company saw that Oscar bump it had been waiting for. “The Artist,” which won five Academy Awards last Sunday, returned to the top 10 at the box office, taking $3.9 million.
Weekend Box Office
|1.||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$70.7M|
|3.||Act of Valor||$13.7M|