G.I. Joe: Retaliation surges to $132M worldwide, Paramount signals 3rd film is a go

Take this at face value, because there have been no official confirmations yet, but all indications (according to Andrew Stewart fromVariety) are that Paramount as greenlit a third G.I. Joe film after an exceptionally strong Easter weekend offering from G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Topping most recent expectations of $100M worldwide, G.I. Joe: Retaliation actually clocked in at an impressive #132M, coming close to $52M domestically and over $80M Internationally.  An early look at domestic numbers would indicate that the film wasn’t as big as The Rise of Cobra, but adding in both domestic and international, G.I. Joe: Retaliation trumped its predecessor by over $40M worldwide!  According to Box Office Mojo, Rise of Cobra brought in about $91M in all markets, while Retaliation topped $130M.

Considering the first film was a highly marketed summer blockbuster, that’s nothing to frown at!

Time will tell whether G.I. Joe: Retaliation has the legs to continue pressing on over the next few weeks, but early indications are good, and it sounds like Paramount is happy as well.  Like other folks out there, I found some faults with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but if nothing else, I think it provided a great stepping stone towards a true G.I. Joe vs. Cobra conflict in a third film.  I’m excited that indications are this good.

8 thoughts on “G.I. Joe: Retaliation surges to $132M worldwide, Paramount signals 3rd film is a go

  1. What a fantastic bit of news! Movie was awesome and I can’t wait to see what’s next for GI Joe!

  2. For all the griping about 3D, that really did its job internationally.

    Now it all becomes about the dropoff. If it’s below 50% next weekend, then $100M domestic is very doable. Based on the ratios (and the fact that it hasn’t opened in China yet), that’d mean around $350M worldwide, which is a nice, tidy sum.

  3. Great news! Maybe for the third film, they could have a three way war with Destro and Baroness vs Cobra vs G.I. Joe. The Joes are going to have to flesh out their ranks, though.

  4. I did a double take – didn’t notice the word war in your post. IGs would be cool though.

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