After a delayed release, the sequel “G.I Joe: Retaliation” fought its way to the top of movie box office race amidst equally shallow competition with a first weekend total of $41.2 million, The film also did well on the international scene. It opened just a little behind the opening weekend totals of the original movie from 2009, “G.I Joe: Rise of the Cobra.” Both motion pictures have toy manufacturer Hasbro as a major Producer.
“The Croods,” an animated film with the metaphorical message about facing your fears and discovering new vistas in life, took in $26.5 million putting it in second place. Featuring a great vocal cast lead by Nicholas Cage, “The Croods” now has a total of $88.6 million for two weeks in release. It is being shown in both 2-D and 3-D versions.
“Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” a new film about infidelity and choices, came in third place scoring $22.3 million.
“Olympus Has Fallen,” a film in which the White House and the President get captured by terrorists, finished in fourth place with $14 million. “Oz: The Great and Powerful was fifth with $11.6 million, giving it a domestic total of $198.4 million for four weeks. Newcomer science fiction film “The Host” opened to poor reviews and took in only $11 million, leaving it in sixth spot. For more information on the weekend movie box office statistics, click on the link below.
One of the openings next weekend is the return of the mega-hit “Jurassic Park” in 3-D.