'The Lorax' Claims Top Spot; 'John Carter' Disappoints

on March 10, 2012 by Phil Contrino

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax took in a solid $9.6 million on Friday. Universal's animated flick will easily spend another weekend on top of the box office.

Disney's John Carter is off to an underwhelming start. The sci-fi flick grabbed only $9.818 million on Friday. If family audiences decide to show up, then Carter could manage a better multiplier this weekend and possibly pass the $30 million mark. Either way, there's no way this debut will be seen as anything but a disappointment. Carter will have very little time to rebound considering that The Hunger Games hits on March 23. A 73% approval rating from around 15,600 Flixster users indicates that word-of-mouth is mixed.

Silent House grabbed $2.625 million. Word-of-mouth is troubling: nearly 4,300 Flixster users have combined to give the horror flick a 49% approval rating.

A Thousand Words took in only $1.920 million on Friday. The comedy is one of Murphy's worst openings, and it'll end up only slightly ahead of Imagine That's $5.5 million in 2009. A 61% approval rating from nearly 8,400 Flixster users does not bode well A Thousand Words' staying power.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.


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