Sunday, March 4, 2012
By: Vickie J. Rubinson
The tree-loving fury 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.
In second place was raunchy party flick "Project X" 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 "Good Deeds" ($7.2 million). "The Artist" made its best showing so far with $3.9 million after winning the Best Picture Oscar last Sunday.