‘The Lorax’ leads box office sales

Posted at 6:09 PM, Mar 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-04 20:12:20-05

The big-screen version of a classic Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax,”exceeded industry forecasts and also took the spot for biggest movie debut this year.

The 3-D film generated a $70.7 million dollars in ticket sales.

The family-animation is based on the popular children’s book and features the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Danny Devito.

The teen-oriented comedy “Project-X,” starring Thomas Mann and Oliver Cooper, debuted at a distant second, ringing up $20.8 million in sales. Reuter’s reported that the film cost $12 million to make.

The action-thriller “Act of Valor,” which opened last weekend at number one placed in the top three.

The movie, which stars a group of real-life active duty US Navy seals took in $13.7 million dollars.