Lorax Busts Out Massive $70.7M Open

'Project X' takes second, beating 'Act of Valor' and 'Safe House'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2012 2:01 PM CST
The Lorax, voiced by Danny Devito, is shown in a scene from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax."   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
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(Newser) – The tree-loving furry thing in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax helped set a 2012 box office record by opening with $70.7 million this weekend, trouncing The Vow's $41 million open last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. Raunchy party flick Project X took second place with a solid $20.8 million debut. Filling out the top five were holdovers Act of Valor ($13.7 million), Safe House ($7.2 million), and Tyler Perry's Good Deeds ($7 million). Also, The Artist made its best showing so far with $3.9 million after winning the Best Picture Oscar last Sunday. (Read more The Lorax stories.)

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