‘The Lorax’ Wins the Box Office Again


0  Updated at 3:50 am, March 12th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — John Carter lost the box office war to The Lorax over the weekend.  For the second weekend in a row, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax was the top movie, earning an estimated $39.1 million.

Disney’s John Carter, about a Civil War veteran transported to Mars, bowed in second place, grossing $30.6 million.

The thriller Silent House debuted in the fourth spot, with $7 million, and the Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words premiered in sixth place, with $6.4 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, $39.1 million
2. John Carter, $30.6 million
3. Project X, $11.6 million
4. Silent House, $7.01 million
5. Act of Valor, $7 million
6. A Thousand Words, $6.4 million
7. Safe House, $5 million
8. The Vow, $4 million
9. This Means War, $3.8 million
10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $3.7 million.

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