Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss — died more than a decade ago, but his legend lives on. Case in point? The movie ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ opened strong with $70.7 million in revenues, topping the box office charts this weekend.

In a distant second, ‘Project X’ bowed with $20.7 million, while last week’s champ, ‘Act of Valor,’ brought in $13.7 million for third.

Meanwhile, ‘Safe House’ had a $7.2 million haul for fourth, and ‘Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds’ completed the top five by bringing in $7 million.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday through Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ – $70.7 million, new release

2. ‘Project X’ – $20.7 million, new release

3. ‘Act of Valor’ – $13.7 million, $45.2 million total

4. ‘Safe House’ – $7.2 million, $108.1 million total

5. ‘Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds’ – $7 million, $25.7 million total

6. ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ – $6.9 million, $85.6 million total

7. ‘The Vow’ – $6.1 million, $111.7 million total

8. ‘This Means War’ – $5.6 million, $41.4 million total

9. ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance’ – $4.7 million, $44.8 million total

10. ‘The Artist’ – $3.9 million, $37 million total

[Rentrak]