|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|G.I.Joe: Retaliation ||$41.2M ||$41.2M ||The star-filled, first comic book adaptation of this year was a big attraction over Easter weekend.|
|The Croods ||$26.5M ||$88.6M ||The Croods caves slightly into second place proving word-of-mouth is a success for the animated movie.|
|Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor ||$22.3M ||$22.3M ||A great opening weekend choice for Tyler Perry's latest drama as it takes a surprising third place and exceeds $20M. |
|Olympus Has Fallen ||$14M ||$54.7M ||The explosive action movie plummets into fourth, taking a beating from G.I.Joe: Retaliation |
|Oz the Great and Powerful ||$11.6M ||$198.35M ||Remains in the top five and is set up to be the first movie of 2013 to fly past $200M. |
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Weekdays 8a E/ 7a P Posted 04.01.13 by reelz
"How do you call in an airstrike?"
After a nine month delay that moved it from its prime June 2012 release date, fans will finally be able to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation this weekend and find out if it improved on 2009's disappointing G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Initial trailers for the movie capitalized on the inclusion of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis as Roadblock and General Joe Colton, respectively, but as opening day has drawn near, the promotional focus has turned to Johnson and rising star Channing Tatum, who played Duke in Rise of Cobra but whose role seemed clearly diminished in the sequel's trailers.
Whether more Tatum has been added to the movie is unknown, though the final trailer focuses almost solely on the friendship of Duke and Roadblock, starting with Johnson schooling Tatum on how to play a game on the XBOX. Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun)() and () watch the trailer >> Posted 03.28.13 by Ryan
"The Cobra revolution has begun."
Of all the trailers, clips and other promotional materials for the upcoming sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the focus is usually on cast members Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum or Bruce Willis and not on the antagonist of Cobra. That all changes in the sequel's latest TV spot, in which the voice of Cobra Commander issues a warning to the world. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.19.13 by Ryan
Go Joe!There's a new clip from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and, unsurprisingly, it features cast members Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum. Far more surprisingly, the new clip also features the words and wisdom of the incomparable Jay-Z, and it's clear that Tatum's Duke finds the words both moving and inspiring. There's no doubt that Shawn Carter has plenty of knowledge to share, and as the ('80's cartoon version of the) Joes will tell you: knowing is half the battle. Posted 03.14.13 by reelz
Shhh, ninjas are fighting.
G.I. Joe fans: the wait is almost over. After a nine month delay, G.I. Joe: Retaliation will finally enter theaters in March, and studio Paramount is anxious to get the word out. The sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra had its promotional campaign start last summer, but, after the delay, trailers have been released on a seemingly weekly basis, with the latest trailer focusing almost entirely on action. It starts with the conflict between Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun) that includes a mountainside escape from a pack of ninjas and ends with Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) avoid explosions and drive tanks. the most explosive trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 01.24.13 by Ryan
A quick peek into what lies ahead this year.
Now that 2012 is behind us (and the Mayans were wrong), 2013 is rolling ahead as scheduled (and like most of us assumed it would). That means a whole new year of movies are scheduled to open, starting this Friday. However, to help us prepare for the coming onslaught of sequels, reboots and potential franchise starters, YouTube user M Walls has put together a 2013 movie trailer mashup (via ScreenRant) that includes footage from Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Lone Ranger, World War Z, After Earth, Oblivion, Gangster Squad, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and Star Trek Into Darkness and reveals a taste of what audiences have to look forward to in the coming year. watch the video >> Posted 01.03.13 by Ryan
More Tatum, more Willis, more Johnson — no problems?
After suffering a nine month delay back in May, it looks like the promotional campaign for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is in full swing again. The first new footage for the sequel arrived last month in a trailer that showed what terrorist organization Cobra is planning to do next after trying to destroy Europe with nanotechnology in 2009's live-action adaptation G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. So what's next? According to the latest trailer, destroying Europe with a satellite instead!the latest in trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 12.14.12 by Ryan
The sequel's spring promotional campaign was only half the battle.
2009's live-action adaptation G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra didn't exactly please the legion of comic book/cartoon/action-figure fans, but did well enough to for the studio to greenlight another installment. G.I. Joe: Retaliation stumbled a bit out of the gate, with the hiring of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Step Up 3D director Jon M. Chu, but Chu assured fans that he was a huge G.I. Joe fan and then armed his sequel with a promising cast that included Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton and Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, with only Channing Tatum, Ray Park and Lee Byung-Hun returning from Rise of Cobra to play Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, respectively.
Anticipation was buoyed by the arrival of the first trailer last December that actually looked good, right before Paramount decided it would delay the sequel for nine months until March 2013. Retaliation's TV spots went off the air as speculation grew for why a summer release would suddenly suffer such a long delay. While some of those questions remain unanswered, Retaliation is back with a new international trailer, which offers new footage from the sequel that highlights how Cobra plans to keep the world under their thumb.the latest in trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer and read our rapid reaction >> Posted 11.02.12 by Ryan
Last month, Paramount Pictures released the second full-length trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation in a promotional campaign that seemed poised to take advantage of its June 29 release date. The weekend seemed a good fit for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra sequel, with its competition being male stripper comedy Magic Mike, dramedy People Like Us, and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection.
However, with only five weeks left before Retaliation was to reach theaters, Paramount decided to delay the sequel — and here's the curious part — nine months. It's now set to open on March 29, 2013 instead. The sudden move would seem to raise a red flag, but the studio insists the delay is so the movie can be converted to 3-D.
"It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience," said Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner in a statement. more about Retaliation; Ted moves up >> Posted 05.24.12 by Ryan
The first, full-length trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation was released last December and seemed to reveal that the movie was not only a sequel but a reboot, of sorts, to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, with Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock seeming to take over for Channing Tatum's Duke.
Paramount Pictures has finally released a second trailer for Retaliation and, despite the new footage included, the message and structure of both trailers remain the same: The Joes are double-crossed by the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce), who is actually Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), leaving Roadblock to enlist General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) to help the remaining Joes defeat Cobra. It also points out that the rift between Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun) and Snake Eyes (Ray Park) will continue to play out, and that Cobra still loves to destroy European cities.
Best of all, the new footage continues to make it clear that fans of G.I. Joe are finally getting the movie they have been waiting for. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.24.12 by Ryan