Dr. Seuss’ children’s book “The Lorax” made a big weekend debut, according to a recent report published by Reuters. The numbers show that the animated movie gathered $70.7 million due to the tickets that have been sold from Friday to Sunday in theaters across the U.S. and the Canadian territory.
Film critics have been very impressed by the new 3D animated production. Nobody expected the movie to become as popular as it is today, but the recent statistics show that “Lorax” has had the biggest weekend debut this year.
The film is about a small orange Lorax who guards the trees; thus protecting the environment. Danny DeVito is the actor who was chosen to provide the voice of the main character, whereas Zac Efron interprets a 12-year-old boy who tries to win the heart of a little girl played by singer Taylor Swift. The two discover the story of the Lorax while they play with each other.
“Lorax” is a family production which is why many parents brought their children to the cinemas to see this film on weekend. Although pre-weekend forecasts suggested that the motion picture might earn $50 million, current results show that many more film goers have bought tickets, thus helping “Lorax” register $70 million. In addition, the movie received an “A” rating. Nikki Rocco, president of distribution for Universal Pictures, told the press that the entire studio was very happy to see the movie is leading the box office.
“The Vow”, was the year’s highest debut before this weekend, but this time, it was no longer within the favorite movies of the film goers. The second place was occupied by “Project X”, a movie about a group of high school students who plan a party that spins out of control. This production earned $20.8 million from the tickets that were sold in North American theaters.
“Act of Valor” was the third most watched movie of the weekend pulling in $13.7 million. “Safe House” continues to be among the five most watched movies of the weekend with $7.2 million and “Good Deeds” occupied the fifth position with $7.0 million earnings.