Mania Box Office Report: Yo Joe! (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Monday, April 01, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

Was it nostalgia or was it that we have all forgotten by Stephen Sommers original film? Perhaps we just love the idea of G.I.Joe that much, that we are willing to fork over our money? No I got it. It was the Tatum! Channing Tatum brought out the ladies. Whatever the reason, G.I. Joe: Retaliation won the holiday weekend.

Ray Subers over at Box Office Mojo thought it was a strong marketing, reshoots (the Tatum), and pushing the film back that secured a great weekend for the Joes. He also had this to report: “The G.I. Joe sequel grossed an estimated $41.2 million this weekend, which ranks as the second-highest Easter debut ever behind 2010's Clash of the Titans ($61.2 million). Including Thursday, the movie has earned $51.7 million; that's a bit below G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra's $54.7 million three-day start in August 2009. For its three major stars, this is also a potent opening: it ranks third-highest for Channing Tatum, second-highest for The Rock, and it's remarkably the top debut ever for a Bruce Willis movie".

 

 

Rank

 

 

Movie

 

 

Weekend

 

 

Theaters

 

 

Average

 

 

Total

 

 

Budget

1

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

 

 

$41,200,000

3,719

$11,078

$51,707,000

$130

2

The Croods

 

 

$26,500,000

4,065

$6,519

$88,618,000

$135

3

Tyler Perry’s Temptation...

 

 

$22,300,000

2,047

$10,894

$22,300,000

-

4

Olympus Has Fallen

 

 

$14,000,000

3,106

$4,507

$54,743,000

$70

5

Oz The GReat and Powerful

 

 

$11,605,000

3,324

$3,491

$198,278,000

$215

6

The Host (2013)

 

 

$11,002,000

3,202

$3,436

$11,002,000

$40

7

The Call

 

 

$4,800,000

2,439

$1,968

$39,480,000

$13

8

Admission

 

 

$3,253,000

2,161

$1,505

$11,759,000

$13

9

Spring Breakers

 

 

$2,758,000

1,379

$2,000

$10,100,000

$5

10

The Incredible Burtwonderstone

 

 

$1,300,000

1,575

$825

$20,580,000

$30


It is great weekend for genre fans as a whole new Evil Dead will descend upon us. I personally cannot wait. However, I would be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t really looking forward to seeing Jurassic Park in IMAX and 3D. If anything this weekend promises a few screams!

 



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