Easily winning not only the box office, but the year so far, The Lorax took in a ridiculous $70.2 million over the weekend. It’s also the eighth best animated debut and the best Dr. Seuss movie debut and also beat Illumination Entertainment’s previous movie’s, Despicable Me, opening weekend. In a far distant second place was Project X with $21 million, which is still solid for a party movie and all of this year’s found footage movies have debuted over $20 million, so expect the genre to keep getting bigger. Act of Valor dropped down to number 3 with another $13.5 million and bringing it’s total to just over $45 million. Safe House crossed over the $100 million mark over the weekend and remained steadfast at fourth place and Good Deeds rounded out the top 5 with $7 million. There was a slight battle for tenth place between Wanderlust and The Artist, with Wanderlust eventually taking the spot with $3.8 million. The big question for this coming weekend is how John Carter will do. Disney has sunk almost half a billion dollars (or more depending on the source) into the movie and I don’t know a single person who is psyched to see it. It could be a historic bomb but we’ll have to wait till next week to know for sure.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.