21 Jump Street” bumps “The Lorax” to second place

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

After two weeks lead­ing the box office, Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios’ “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” was moved to sec­ond place by the live-action remake 21 Jump Street.

Dr. Seuss’ The Loraxcol­lected $22.8 mil­lion in its third week­end for a cumu­la­tive total of $158.4 million.

Fea­tur­ing the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Tay­lor Swift, the ani­mated film about the dan­gers of indus­tri­al­ized soci­ety opened at $70.2 mil­lion two weeks ago, set­ting a record for the ani­mated film debut by a non-sequel. The movie made an addi­tional $14.1 mil­lion in 16 inter­na­tional coun­tries this past weekend.

So far, The Lorax has made $172.5 mil­lion worldwide.

Lead­ing the box office, 21 Jump Street made $35 mil­lion in its first week­end, Exhibitor Rela­tions said.

Scorned by crit­ics, Disney’s partly ani­mated John Carter sank to third place from sec­ond in its sec­ond week domes­ti­cally. Based on books by Edgar Rice Bur­roughs (Tarzan), the movie made $13.5 mil­lion in North Amer­ica — a fall of 55% from its debut the pre­vi­ous week­end. How­ever, it made another $40.7 mil­lion abroad.

In total, John Carter has sold $53.2 mil­lion domes­ti­cally and $179.3 mil­lion world­wide. How­ever, that’s shap­ing up as a major loss, as the movie cost an esti­mated $250 mil­lion to make, along with tens of mil­lions more to market.

Esti­mated ticket sales for Fri­day through Sun­day at United States and Cana­dian the­aters were released by Hollywood.com. Final domes­tic fig­ures are slated for release Monday.

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