Last summer, Paramount surprised many when they decided to push back the opening of Jon Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation to March of this year in order to post-convert the film to 3D. Did you think that was going to end up hurting the film’s opening? Well, if so, you thought wrong. Cobra isn’t just out to dominate the world this weekend, but the box office as well.
The film opened up on Wednesday night bringing in $2.25 million (which is great for a Wednesday night opening) and continued on with a strong Thursday that pushed the film’s two day total to $11 million. The film isn’t getting love from the critics, but the fans are loving it and Retaliation has been receiving an ‘A-’ CinemaScore from audiences. Chances are that the film could open to above $50 million domestic, making a third film almost a guarantee.
Wonder what we thought about the film? You can check out our review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation here.