I haven’t seen G.I Joe: Retaliation yet, but reviews are saying it is actually a hell of a lot of fun. This has been proven in the films successful opening weekend where it took top place in the US. Earning a cool $41.2 million during its opening weekend in the US, the film has become the second biggest Easter weekend opener ever (behind 2010’s Clash of the Titans which took $61.2 million). Add to this figure a strong Thursday opening in the US, Jon M. Chu’s sequel has so far made a respectful $51.7 million, putting it slightly behind the first film, Rise of the Cobra, which took $54.7 million during its opening weekend.
Worldwide, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has dominated box office charts, and puts its total opening weekend figures at a whopping $132 million, proving that the film has been a bigger success than everyone was expecting. Naturally, since the first film took a total of $302 million in its total run, the sequel is expecting to do much of the same, and based on that fact, a third film has now been announced.
Variety broke the news, and it seems like this was a sudden decision based on the fact the film opened so well this weekend. Predictions are saying that with the added bonus of 3D pricing, G.I Joe: Retaliation could go on to earn a massive $410 million worldwide gross. Not bad for a film which cost $130 million to make. With the decision being so last minute, there are absolutely no details on cast, director or story, but no doubt we will be hearing much more on this very soon.