Box Office: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Takes The Easter Weekend Top Slot

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“G.I. Joe: Retaliation" had every reason to fail and flop, pushed off its initial release date and drawing bad publicity for its delays and talk of reconstituting characters that were once killed off. In fact, it was almost worse; 'Retaliation's last-minute postponement was just five weeks before its debut last summer. Taken out of its initial date (promoted with a pricey Super Bowl spot more than a year ago) the film finally landed this weekend. And while inflation plus 3D-enhanced prices couldn't help the film surpass the $54.7 million opening of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" in 2009, Paramount is likely pleased with a $41.2 million weekend, and a $51.7 four day opening (with a 2013-high $80.3 million international debut for global grosses meeting $132 million) is not too bad all things considered.

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alycakes1846d ago

I liked this one better than the first one. A lot better because it just had more chemistry and the story was just more interesting. Of course when Bruce Willis finally entered the picture, he did kick it up a notch. I sure wish I could remodle my kitchen now.

Sahil1844d ago

I actually loved the first movie but this one was a disappointment. I kinda felt like the movie ended very fast, like I saw a half movie. Everything was so like a tv series episode. Of course the effects were awesome, the look was awesome, the Rock was awesome, but it;s like something of a beta version a movie, not a complete or rethought and fully created as a whole film. Very, very strange for me. And when I walked out of the cinema I felt like I just saw nothing...