'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Debuts Atop Box Office on Easter Weekend

Channing Tatum, The Rock

The other new releases making into the top ten on this Good Friday weekend are 'Tyler Perry's Temptation' and 'The Host' at No. 3 and 6 respectively.

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" wins the race to the top spot on North American box office. Receiving a "A-" from CinemaScore, the action movie starring Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ranks at No. 1 on its opening week with an estimated $41.2 million on Easter weekend.

Although falling short of matching the opening weekend gross of its predecessor "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" which bowed with $54.7 million domestically in 2009, the Jon M. Chu-directed flick scores one of the best showings ever for the Easter holiday and marks the top international debut of the year so far.

It bags $51.7 million domestically in four-day take, posting the second-best domestic Easter take behind 2010's "Clash of the Titans" ($61.2 million). It additionally rakes in $80.3 million overseas, 10% higher than "Oz: The Great and Powerful" which previously collected $69.9 million outside North America.

"Tyler Perry's Temptation" enters at No. 3 with approximately $22.3 million and "The Host (2013)" debuts at. No 6 with an estimated $11 million. The drama thriller, a departure from Perry's comedic fare, gets an "A-" from CinemaScore. Meanwhile, the movie adaptation of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel of the same title receives a "B-".

Last week's champ "The Croods" about pre-historic family steps down to No. 2 with approximately $26.5 million (39.5% drop), bringing in a total of $88.6 million for its two-week domestic gross. "Olympus Has Fallen" about the White House takeover by terrorists falls to No. 4 with $14M, and wizard adventure flick "Oz: The Great and Powerful" rounds up the top 5 with $11.6M.

  1. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" - $41.2 million
  2. "The Croods" - $26.5 million
  3. "Tyler Perry's Temptation" - $22.3 million
  4. "Olympus Has Fallen" - $14 million
  5. "Oz: The Great and Powerful" - $11.6 million
  6. "The Host (2013)" - $11 million
  7. "The Call" - $4.8 million
  8. "Admission" - $3.5 million
  9. "Spring Breakers" - $2.7 million
  10. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" - $1.3 million

© AceShowbiz.com

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