Eddie Murphy’s new comedy A Thousands Words was the laughing stock of the U.S. Box Office this weekend – only ranking in sixth place and taking just $6.4m. Meanwhile, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax easily beat Edgar Rice Burroughs’ ‘John Carter’ at the weekend box office. Studio estimates on Sunday put Universal Pictures’ The Lorax’ at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend as the animated adventure based on the children’s book took in $39.1 million. That raised its 10-day domestic total to $122 million, making ‘The Lorax’ the top-grossing movie released this year.
John Carter, based on Tarzan creator Burroughs’ tales of the interplanetary adventurer, opened in second-place with $30.6 million.
Eddie may need to go back to his roots and bring us some stand up.