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G. I. Joe: Retaliation Opening/Easter Weekend Box Office Results - Third G. I. Joe Movie Greenlit

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Third G. I. Joe Live Action Movie is a "Go" as G. I. Joe: Retaliation Box Office results soar.

According to Box Office Mojo G. I. Joe: Retaliation Opening/Easter Weekend Results are as follows:
  • Domestic: US$ 51.7 Million
  • Overseas: US$ 80.3 Million
Total: US$ 132 Million

Records:
  • Highest opening weekend ever for a Bruce Willis movie
  • #2 in Easter Opening Weekend
  • #5 in Hasbro Brand Opening

Andrew Stewart of Variety is reporting via Twitter that with this success, Paramount has greenlit G. I. Joe 3:

"Yo Joe! After a $132 mil opening for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, Paramount said it will move forward with a third JOE."

We are yet to hear the official word from Paramount/Hasbro.
 
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Immortal_Joker:
As long as they bring back Hawk an the rest from the first movie(no re-casts) I will be on the fence til release day
stillagijoefan:
great to hear the joe brand is on a upswing. Hopefully it will help wave 3, 4 hit the shelves.
Troops of Doom:
I just hope this leads to continuing a strong toy line.
B and H Comics:
In the words of Bryan Daniels (or Daniel Bryans(on?))


YES! YES ! YES ! YES! YES! YES ! YES! YES !
Turtle Master:
Positive news - can't be bad for the toyline.
kennywr22:
Scarlet and snake eyes storyline please. Destro and major bludd for villains.
the odinson:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troops of Doom View Post
I just hope this leads to continuing a strong toy line.
yes. this is what is really important.
Tracer:
That is great news. Should allow them to build on the Characters they introduced in Retaliation plus introduce some new villians.
miragearmor:
Yes! A chance for more [fricken] TOYS!
the odinson:
i hope they crossover with the go bots.
RPD:
Yo, Joe!
sudelaya:
Thank you Jon Chu and Rhett Reese.
Dusty Ayers:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troops of Doom View Post
I just hope this leads to continuing a strong toy line.
I hear that.
Jay West:
Bring back Destro, Duke, Baroness, and Scarlet! While I hate recasts, I think I could live with a Scarlet and Baroness recast. Destro wouldn't matter - just like CC didn't in this one.
5h4rK:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Immortal_Joker View Post
As long as they bring back Hawk an the rest from the first movie(no re-casts) I will be on the fence til release day
..you forgot to take your meds ..right?
Immortal_Joker:
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5h4rK View Post
..you forgot to take your meds ..right?
no and be quiet
Dusty Ayers:
ROC had a larger opening but only took in $150 million which Retaliation should crush. I don't think ROC was a better movie even if it had a stronger opening. You are going to have a lot of people going to see the first franchise movie of such a well known property regardless if they are a fan or not.
Dolemite:
Great news for GI Joe fans!
DESTRO:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Immortal_Joker View Post
As long as they bring back Hawk an the rest from the first movie(no re-casts) I will be on the fence til release day
Channing Tatum wanted out of G.I.Joe in the role of Duke. We may get a new Duke but it won't be Channing Tatum. ROC was a casting disaster. Bring back the characters but they all need to be recast.

This is great news, I hope Chu gets a bigger budget and now he will have the freedom to go his own way.
Immortal_Joker:
IF they decide to recast their personalities HAVE to stay the same, just like how Sigma Six and Renegades and ARAH have their own version of those characters this universe deserves to keep their version of the first movie's team.
USAgent:
Yo Joe! Great news.
Superjoe74:
Positive momentum for the brand. I hope this equates to more toys and an animated series in the interim between movies.
A.C.T.:
That actually put a smile on my face. :-)
miragearmor:
Just saying this as a joke, but I think the 3rd movie is gonna be made just to be delayed again and given a non-competitive spot during the non-competitive movie seasons.
Jay West:
Quote:
Originally Posted by DESTRO View Post
Channing Tatum wanted out of G.I.Joe in the role of Duke. We may get a new Duke but it won't be Channing Tatum. ROC was a casting disaster. Bring back the characters but they all need to be recast.

This is great news, I hope Chu gets a bigger budget and now he will have the freedom to go his own way.
Duke is a major part of Joe for me. I know some don't like him, but I would even take a recast. Nanomites for the recast rescue.
Tall Creeper:
Very cool news indeed!!
Colt Blue:
Great news, should secure the Franchise for a few years now anyway with more toys and hopefully inspiration for a new cartoon.
Outlaw Immortal:
Yessssssss I'm happy as hell !!!
nightfall:
This awesome news. Thank God!!! Ladies and gentleman. Happy Easter from GIJOE. Now.....how about Hasbro hookin' us up on that Retaliation Cobra chopper this year. Just throwin' that out there. YO JOE!!
Disrup:
WOW! that's awesome, planning on watching the movie a second time this week. Keeping the brand alive means more toys!!!!
The Commander:
Whoohoo! Great news!!!
paraviper:
I really enjoyed the 2nd movie and I'm glad to hear it's doing well. I thought Roc sucked. I'm sure Destro will play a major role in the third film.
Digital Ghost:
Great news. Another round of movie toys. I wonder what theme will get pushed to the side during 2015-16 for more Rock figures?
fireflyguy:
I just read this news myself. Here's another article I saw:

Movie Pictures | Movie Posters - Yahoo! Movies
MFJayman:
Awesome! Now for the 3rd go, lets get the Joes in more classic-inspired outfits! And give Flint more character! And maybe some BATs? Big 'ol scary BATs, though. Yippy!
Echo7Solo:
Quote:
Originally Posted by sudelaya View Post
Thank you Jon Chu and Rhett Reese.
and both please come back.
AlecZeal1989:
Wonder if Hub will have a new cartoon based on the nano wars...
Hit n Run:
This put a big smile on my face.
PFunk:
Fantastic news.
Hit n Run:
Quote:
Originally Posted by MFJayman View Post
Awesome! Now for the 3rd go, lets get the Joes in more classic-inspired outfits! And give Flint more character! And maybe some BATs? Big 'ol scary BATs, though. Yippy!
Maybe zombie-vipers
neapolitan joe:
GRAZIE, GRAZIE, GRAZIE Jon Chu!
Jon: You had the balls, You win.
To Lorenzo Di Bonaventura...before the third movie, listen to us this time, please.
Foreddyn:
Reboot! Reboot!
captain N:
Very cool new's. I Hope they don't wait 4 year's to make the 3rd.
Maybe now hasbro see's it's time to start making a new G.i. Joe cartoon.
Raz9000x:
Not a fan of either movie, but this is great news for the toy line. Very happy to hear this.
lamby23:
Great news. Hope they improve on Retaliation and get even better in the third installment.

Bring on Tomax and Xamot. ScrapIron! Bring back Zartan with the Dreadnoks. And of course Bludd and Destro.

Please give Flint more of a role. Joes i'd love to see are Beachhead, Rock n Roll and Shipwreck.

Fingers crossed this happens!

Yo Joe

GI Joe Wayans free since 2009.
Saboteur:
Looking good!

Movie Pictures | Movie Posters - Yahoo! Movies

You could call it "G.I. Joe" vindication.

The big Easter weekend box office for 3D action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" -- it took in more than $50 million domestically over the four days and another $80 million overseas -- makes last summer's call by Paramount Pictures to delay its release for nine months look pretty good.

"Retaliation" originally was set to debut last June, but a month earlier the studio pushed back the release in order to convert it to 3D. Another film that like "G.I. Joe" was based on a Hasbro toy property, Universal's "Battleship," had just tanked domestically.

That call negated months of marketing and stalled merchandising campaigns, but the studio believed that it would be a better movie in 3D and knew that if audiences turned out, the conversion would provide a real boost in grosses because of the $3-$4 surcharges theaters charge.

"We wanted to put out the very best movie we could," Paramount's head of distribution Don Harris told TheWrap, "and it became clear to us that 3D was the way to go."

The PG-13 rated "Retaliation" was on 3,719 screens nationwide, more than 3,000 of which were 3D and another 302 Imax. Forty-five percent of the grosses came from 3D, and Imax theaters accounted for 9 percent. The film played to audiences that were 68 percent male and 59 percent over 25. The critics weren't keen on "Retaliation," but moviegoers gave it an "A-" CinemaScore.

Newcomers Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis joined Channing Tatum atop the cast in "Retaliation," which was directed by John Chu. During the interim while the 3D was being added by conversion specialists Stereo D, some scenes were reworked to put more focus on Tatum's role, after the young star became a box-office force in "The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and later, "Magic Mike."

The "Retaliation" total is less than the $54 million that the original film, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," opened to August 2009, but that film cost $175 million to produce and the sequel's budget was $130 million. The original film made $300 million, split almost evenly between domestic and overseas. With its solid start, "Retaliation" should come close to that domestic total and Paramount is counting on bigger international returns.

The benefit of 3D is even more significant overseas, where the format's popularity is still on the rise and so many of the newly built theaters are built for it.

"Retaliation" opened in 53 foreign markets this weekend and its $80 million international opening was the year's biggest and almost double the level of the opening of its predecessor, "Rise of Cobra," for the same territories. Top markets included Russia ($11 million), Korea ($6 million) and the U.K. and Germany ($4 million each).

Paramount financed and produced the film with MGM and Skydance Productions in association with Hasbro. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner produced.
Buccaneer3000:
STALKER.

I don't want to see another movie without him. Either the Snake Eyes, Stalker, Storm Shadow storyline. Or Stalker, Beach Head and Shipwreck as new characters.
Saboteur:
Quote:
Originally Posted by MFJayman View Post
And maybe some BATs? Big 'ol scary BATs, though. Yippy!
Agreed!

BATS on the big screen would look great. And menacing.

It also works well for the studio because destroying a platoon of BATS just looks like a bunch of evil robots being destroyed and nothing else. There's not that fine of a line to walk with showing death on a movie made for a child's toy. (though this hasn't stopped Paramount in ROC and Retaliation).

BATS in Habro's toyline works for Hasbro because once the mold is done, it just takes different paint apps and arm attachements to make a different toy but getting the same use out of the same sculpt.

The attachement options are almost endless. And I'd be suprised if fan base complained about too many BATS.
Grippen:
I hope this triggers more Joe characters and vehicles. On both movies we didn't see much of vehicles maybe on the 1st a bit more but since it didn't go well they went low on this one. Also more fighting between joes and cobras. Either way its good news.
 

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