Dr. Seuss' The Lorax grossed $3.92 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office with ease. The 3D computer animated blockbuster from Universal and Illumination Entertainment has now led the daily box office for eleven of the past twelve days. The Lorax was up 14 percent over Monday and up a strong 7 percent over last Tuesday, as Spring Break continues to help out the film's midweek grosses in a big way this week. The 12-day total for The Lorax stands at an impressive $129.07 million, which places the film 38 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!
Disney's John Carter held steady in second with $2.80 million. The extremely expensive sci-fi action film was up 11 percent over Monday. Tuesday's increase is a positive sign going forward for John Carter, especially with the film being in part fanboy driven. John Carter has grossed $35.52 million through five days of release. That is on the high end of expectations, but is obviously still disappointing given the enormous cost of the film. John Carter is currently running 13 percent behind the pace of 2008's 10,000 B.C. and 18 percent ahead of 2006's V for Vendetta.
Project X remained in third place with $1.31 million. Warner's low budget R-rated comedy was up 10 percent over Monday and down 41 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to continued Spring Break strengthened midweek business, Project X has grossed a very solid $42.22 million in twelve days. That places the film 42 percent ahead of the pace of 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine.
Fellow Warner Bros. release Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was up a strong 44 percent over Monday to gross $0.61 million on Tuesday. The 3D adventure sequel starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has grossed $91.67 million to date, leaving it just $8.33 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.