The Lorax sweeps US box office

The Lorax sweeps US box office

The Lorax sweeps US box office

The Environmental fable, Dr. Seuss The Lorax, broke this years box office record with $70.7 million earning in its debut weekend. Adapted from the 1971 Dr. Seuss classic, the 3D animated flick, which tells the story of a boy trying to locate a mystical and cantankerous tree guardian,  is voiced by Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift.

Trailing way behind in the second place was the found-footage style romp, Project X, with a respectable $22 million. Made  for just $12 million, the teens comedy is about a birthday party that explodes into an epic proportions.

Last weekends no. 1, Act of Valour, retreated to the third place with $13.7 million, followed by Safe House, which took $7.2 million.

The Oscars winner, The Artist, enjoyed a surge in the box office, adding $3.9 million it coffer. The Best Picture has made $37.1 million in the US box office.

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