Box Office: 'The Lorax' easily wins Friday with $17.4 million

lorax-movie-universal.jpgIt 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

Photo/Video credit: Universal
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