Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Tops Weekend Box OfficeBy: Richard Stalker - March 5, 2012
The new CGI film Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax dethrone’s last weekends winner “Act of Valor.” “The Lorax” pulled in $70.7 million easily beating the second place film “Project X” which pulled in $20.75 million. Rounding out the top 5 is “Act of Valor” at #3 with $13.7 million, “Safe House” at #4 with $7.2 million, and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” at #5 which made $7 million.
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is about a a kid that grows up in a utopian society that has no living plants. He then, for love, goes on a quest to find a tree. While out, he meets the mythical Lorax, who leads him on an adventure. The CGI film was made by Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment at an estimated cost of $70 million.
“The Lorax” which was panned by some reviewers as a “corporate greed message movie”, got a Rotten Tomatoes critics score of 57% and an audience score of 73%.
With Disney’s new movie “John Carter” opening next weekend, it will be interesting to see if “The Lorax” will hang onto the top spot.
Check out some Twitter reactions to the movie and the trailer is featured below that!
@paulscheer Just saw the LORAX. One complaint, not enough active duty NAVY SEALSRT
RWers constantly complain about The Lorax, because of its “pro-left” environmental msg. Why is making sure we conserve the earth “pro-left”?