US Box Office: March 9 – 11, 2012

The Lorax maintained its impressive lead at the US box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $39.1M. The animated take on Dr. Seuss beloved children’s novel has earned a tidy $121M in a mere ten days.

Disney’s new fantasy-adventure John Carter landed in second place, pulling in a modest $30.6M. The Andrew Stanton-directed tentpole, featuring the heroic protagonist of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series of novels, divided critics but surpassed analysts expectations.

Dropping to third position was Warner Bros’ Project X ($11.5M), while Elizabeth Olsen’s The Silent House, a remake of the 2010 Uruguayan original, brought in a poor $7.1M.

Rounding off the top five was Act Of Valour, which amassed another $7M, bringing its thirty day domestic total to $56.1M.

The top ten in full:

1. The Lorax – $39.1M

2. John Carter – $30.6M

3. Project X – $11.5M

4. The Silent House – $7.1M

5. Act Of Valour – $7M

6. A Thousand Words – $6.4M

7. Safe House – $5M

8. The Vow – $4M

9. This Means War – $3.8M

10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $3.7M

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