lorax march4 universal Box office: 'John Carter,' Eddie Murphy beat by 'The Lorax'In the end, not even the $250 million budget of “John Carter” nor the Eddie Murphy star power of “A Thousand Words” could outdraw the power of a good old-fashioned family movie.

The animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” starring Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, managed to reign supreme at the box office once again, raking in $39.1 million dollars to come in first place on March 11, according to BoxOfficeMojo. The big-budget Mars epic “John Carter” only managed to make $30.6 million, a disappointment considering how much it cost to make.

Teen party flick “Project X” continued to surprise, earning $11.5 million and taking third place, while the Elizabeth Olsen-starring horror film “Silent House” pulled in slightly more than “Act of Valor” at around $7 million each.

“A Thousand Words” didn’t even crack the top 5, but the comedy, which was actually made in 2008, pulled in $6.3 million to come in sixth place. The thriller “Safe House” wasn’t too far behind with $5 million. “The Vow” earned $4 million to “This Mean’s War’s” $3.75, and “Journey 2” rounded out the top 10 with $3.7.

Posted by:Jean Bentley