US: Horton a box office hit

Dr Seuss adaptation tramples rivals at North American box office, becoming biggest opening of the year.
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The computer animated big screen adaptation of Dr Seuss classic Horton Hears A Who has proved a hit at the US box office.

The 20th Century Fox film took weekend sales of $45.1 million, according to Reuters, making it the biggest opening of the year so far.

Horton Hears A Who features the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Carrey voices the main character, an elephant who stumbles upon a speck which happens to be a tiny planet, home to a city called Who-ville. Carell is the mayor of the city.

Fox said that Horton Hears A Who ranks as the fifth biggest G-rated opening ever; the top spot is held by Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo.

The film is due to open in UK cinemas on Friday March 21st.

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