urx unit loader Box Office: 'The Lorax' easily wins Friday with $17.4 million
lorax movie universal Box Office: 'The Lorax' easily wins Friday with $17.4 millionIt only seems appropriate that, on what would have been his 108th birthday, a Dr. Seuss movie lead the Friday (March 2) box office. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” was tops at the gate delivering an impressive haul of $17.4 million.

The film, which features the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, easily beat the competition. Coming in second was the teen party romp “Project X” with $8.2 million while “Act of Valor” came in third with just under $4 million.

Rounding out the top five were “Safe House” with $1.9 million while “The Vow” and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” tied at $1.85 million.

Here’s Friday’s top 10 as reported by Box Office Mojo:

1. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” – $17,400,000
2. “Project X” – $8,170,000
3. “Act Of Valor” – $3,800,000
4. “Safe House” – $1,900,000
5. (tie) “The Vow” – $1,850,000
5. (tie) “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” – $1,850,000
7. “This Means War” – $1,685,000
8. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” – $1,350,000
9. “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance” – $1,125,000
10. “Wanderlust” – $1,100,000