Continued from page 1

But the movie drew only 41 percent of its viewers from the under-25 crowd, indicating that Hollywood’s key audience of young action fans was not interested.

Overall domestic business rose again as studios continued their 2012 box-office roll. Revenues totaled $140.5 million, up 8.7 percent from the same weekend last year, according to Hollywood.com.

Receipts have climbed every weekend this year, with domestic revenues inching above $2 billion so far in 2012, an 18 percent increase over last year’s.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” $39.1 million ($1.4 million international).

2. “John Carter,” $30.6 million ($70.6 million international).

3. “Project X,” $11.6 million ($3 million international).

4. “Silent House,” $7.01 million.

5. “Act of Valor,” $7 million.

6. “A Thousand Words,” $6.4 million.

7. “Safe House,” $5 million ($6.1 million international).

8. “The Vow,” $4 million ($2.4 million international).

9. “This Means War,” $3.8 million ($9.4 million international).

10. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $3.7 million ($9.2 million international).

___

Story Continues →