'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' 3D Box Office Success Means Another Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
April 1, 2013
This weekend may not have turned out so well for fans of Stephenie Meyer as the adaptation of her sci-fi novel The Host debuted at #6 in the box office. However, nostalgia and big action had no problem raking in the cash as the delayed G.I. Joe: Retaliation took the top spot with an estimated $41.2 million. There's no telling whether the 3D Conversion will result in a higher box office, but Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, a little bit of Channing Tatum and some familiar characters from the G.I. Joe universe still got audiences into the theaters, and Variety says that means another sequel is in the works.
It's a shame the film wasn't really reworked to keep Tatum around, because his death was a bit of a bummer, especially after how well he worked with Johnson in both action and comedy. Though, since the universe that this film exists in is so ridiculous, there's always a chance that he could be brought back to life somehow. Either way, the film has still snagged $132 million worldwide, and that's more than a success for an opening weekend, and it topped the first film worldwide as well.
Since Hasbro and Paramount Pictures are just started development, we're not sure where a third film will go (though Destro will likely step up to bat as a villain this time), but you can be sure that the film will be 3D from the beginning, and maybe even shot natively in the format. At this point, I'm not sure whether or not I would like to see director Jon M. Chu return. He delivered some decent action, but there were some aspects of the film that were kind of sloppy, and maybe someone should take a shot. Thoughts?
YES !!! Another 75 G.I.Joe Trailers !!! cannot wait
Tester on Apr 1, 2013
I thought it was superior to the original in every way.
Linkfx on Apr 1, 2013
Matt on Apr 1, 2013
J.J. Abrams would be my top pick, but he's too involved in Star Wars now. In my own opinion, this movie is nowhere a success. They completely ignored the first film! No one from the first film, except Cobra Commander and Destro, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow, is alive. I mean what the hell?! The went out to do a sequel and they killed all the characters that made the original come to life? Bullshit to me. I don't know how Hasbro and Paramount let them do that. They killed Duke for God's sake. They killed every Joe. Storm Shadow apparently survived, which I found too dumb that they didn't explain why or how. They clearly wanted to make The Rock the star of the movie and that's cool, but I think that if Duke would have appeared instead of that guy that I don't remember his name and did nothing but stare at the hot Joe chick would have been better. I only see Destro being the villain but I don't how they could pull a third movie with all the mistakes they made in Retaliation. Won't judge it until we get a trailer but as of now, I don't even want a third one. Make it a reboot, I know it's too early but it needs it.
Luis Eduardo Ortiz on Apr 1, 2013
Way better than the first. No stupid jokes, no stupid jokes made by stupid Marlon Wayans, no stupid accelerator suits with stupid Marlon Wayans in them, and no stupid jokes trying to make a celtic stealth work done by stupid Marlon Wayans.
Chris Amaya on Apr 1, 2013
Not nice. They downgraded. No advance gadgets like the first. I enjoyed better with 1st movie.
Gan Chiew Pheng Joe on Apr 1, 2013
Really? You're telling everyone who dies in a movie that just (not even a week ago) came out? Shame on you, Ethan.
StevenF on Apr 2, 2013
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