Box Office: "The Lorax" Set to Defeat Dismal "John Carter"

Posted Sunday March 11, 2012 3:17 AM GMT

Thanks to a dramatically disappointing showing by theatrical newcomers, it seems as though Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" will once again claim the top spot at the box office over the weekend of March 9-11, 2012.

Consisting of a star-laden lineup of voices including Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Ed Helms, the animated tale pulled in $9.8 million on Friday and an estimated $19.3 million on Saturday while predicted to wind up with a second weekend total of $39 million.

With a runner-up opening weekend seeming inevitable, the Taylor Kitsch starring Disney theatrical newbie "John Carter" wound up with $9.8 million on Friday and $12.3 million on Saturday with a predicted weekend total slated at $30.6 million - which isn't good news for the $250 million motion picture.

Rounding out the top five at the box office in estimated totals are teen party caper "Project X" ($11.5 million), followed by the Navy SEALs starring film "Act of Valor" ($7 million) and Elizabeth Olsen's just-released horror flick "Silent House" ($7 million).

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