Dr Suess’ The Lorax Looks To Hit $60m+ For Opening Weekend In U.S.

Universal Pictures ‘Dr Suess The Lorax’ looks to have hit a MASSIVE opening weekend in the U.S. as it aims to pull in $60m+ in 3 days. For a non franchise picture thats a CRACKING result!!!! Here’s a look at some other kids film openers to give you an idea on performance:

The below shows film performances for US opening weekends, their US theatrical life and the total Australian theatrical life.

ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS 3- Opening Weekend $23.2m – Life $130.4m / Aus Life – $18m

TANGLED – Opening Weekend $48.8m – Life $200.8m / Aus Life – $20m

ICE AGE 3 DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS – Opening Weekend $41.7m – Life $196.5m / Aus Life $29.8m

HORTON HEARS A WHO – Opening Weekend $45m – Life $154.5m / Aus Life – $11.8m

DESPICABLE ME – Opening Weekend $56.4m – Life $251.5m / Aus Life – $22.2m

CLOUDY W/ A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS – Opening Weekend $30.3m – Life $124.8m / Aus Life – $8.2m

RIO – Opening Weekend $39.3m – Life $143.6m / Aus Life – $16.4m

RANGO – Opening Weekend $38.1m – Life $123m / Aus Life – $10.2m

KUNG FU PANDA – Opening Weekend $60.23m – Life – $215.4m / Aus Life $25.8m

PREDICTION

DR SUESS THE LORAX – Opening Weekend $60m – Life $214m / Aus Life – $22.56m

DR SUESS THE LORAX RELEASES IN AUSTRALIA ON MARCH 29, 2012

Figures sourced from IMDB, BOXOFFICEMOJO, IBOE