Will ‘G.I. Joe’ Sequel Win The Weekend Box Office?

By: Peggy Truong / March 30, 2013

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The summer blockbuster season is still months away, but it looks like G.I. Joe: Retaliation gave moviegoers an early start this weekend.

The sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra grossed $15.5 million domestically, bringing its two-day total to $26 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum could also finish Easter weekend with $50 million.

Last week’s box office winner The Croods grossed another $10.7 million on Friday, while Tyler Perry’s Temptationmade $9.4 million in ticket sales.

The Host and Olympus Has Fallen round out the top three for Friday estimates.

The first G.I. Joe film grossed $54.7 million domestically in its opening weekend nearly four years ago. The movie went on to make $150 million ($302 million worldwide).

What will you be watching at the movies this Easter weekend? 

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