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‘Lorax’ retains No. 1 box-office spot with $38.8M

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" held on as the No. 1 movie for the second-straight weekend with $38.8 million, easily beating the sci-fi newcomer "John Carter."

Adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs' tales of the Mars adventurer, "John Carter" stumbled in its domestic debut with just $30.2 million, a bad start given the movie's reported $250 million budget.

"But "John Carter" did solid business internationally with about $70 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," Universal, $38,846,020, 3,746 locations, $10,370 average, $121,724,850, two weeks.

2. "John Carter," Disney, $30,180,188, 3,749 locations, $8,050 average, $30,180,188, one week.

3. "Project X," Warner Bros., $11,142,103, 3,055 locations, $3,647 average, $39,717,098, two weeks.

4. "Act of Valor," Relativity Media, $6,991,877, 2,951 locations, $2,369 average, $56,092,474, three weeks.

5. "Silent House," Open Road Films, $6,661,234, 2,124 locations, $3,136 average, $6,661,234, one week.

6. "Safe House," Universal, $4,801,510, 2,144 locations, $2,240 average, $115,605,325, five weeks.

7. "The Vow," Sony Screen Gems, $3,842,485, 2,478 locations, $1,551 average, $117,456,231, five weeks.

8. "This Means War," Fox, $3,756,060, 1,949 locations, $1,927 average, $46,895,410, four weeks.

9. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Warner Bros., $3,611,388, 2,525 locations, $1,430 average, $90,641,999, five weeks.

10. "A Thousand Words," Paramount, $3,176,280, 1,890 locations, $1,681 average, $6,176,280, one week.

11. "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds," Lionsgate, $2,904,004, 1,516 locations, $1,916 average, $30,446,453, three weeks.

12. "The Artist," Weinstein Co., $2,079,910, 1,505 locations, $1,382 average, $40,234,933, 16 weeks.

13. "Friends With Kids," Roadside Attractions, $2,017,466, 369 locations, $5,467 average, $2,017,466, one week.

14. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," Sony, $1,965,123, 1,804 locations, $1,089 average, $48,065,270, four weeks.

15. "Wanderlust," Universal, $1,653,645, 1,220 locations, $1,355 average, $15,517,765, three weeks.

16. "Chronicle," Fox, $904,569, 595 locations, $1,520 average, $62,267,441, six weeks.

17. "Gone," Summit, $895,788, 1,144 locations, $783 average, $10,727,070, three weeks.

18. "A Separation," Sony Pictures Classics, $728,376, 281 locations, $2,592 average, $4,780,208, 11 weeks.

19. "The Descendants," Fox Searchlight, $676,862, 517 locations, $1,309 average, $81,454,624, 17 weeks.

20. "Hugo," Paramount, $623,315, 313 locations, $1,991 average, $72,269,119, 16 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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