Entertainment

GI Joe seizes box office

Monday, April 01, 2013    

Print this page Email A Friend!


LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — After a nine-month delay, G.I. Joe: Retaliation deployed to the top spot at the box office.

The action film starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum as the gun-toting military toys brought to life marched into the No. 1 position at the weekend box office, earning US$41.2 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. Retaliation opened Wednesday at midnight, which helped bring its domestic total to US$51.7 million.

Paramount postponed the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra last May from its original June opening date to convert the film to 3-D. The last-minute switcheroo came just weeks after Battleship, another movie based on a Hasbro toy, sank at the box office. At that time, Paramount already began its advertising campaign for "Retaliation."

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Do you think an increase in JUTC bus fares is justified at this time?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT