Maybe I’ve been walled off from the world, but I had no idea the new G.I. Joe movie came out this weekend. I knew Meryl Streep’s Julie & Julia was coming out this weekend because of all the press Streep had done in the week leading up to the film’s release, but G.I. Joe flew under my radar.
Anyway, I guess that doesn’t matter because G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opened at the top spot in this weekend’s box office. The film made $56.2 million in its first three days.
Second place went to Streep’s Julie & Julia, which made just over $20 million. Streep and Amy Adams’ film was followed by G-Force and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which finished third and fourth respectively.
The biggest story at the box office this weekend was the steep drop of Judd Apatow’s Funny People, which only made $7.9 million in its second week. Compared to similar films of years past, this is a rather significant bomb for Apatow’s empire of dick-joke comedy.
I still haven’t seen Funny People and I’ll probably just wait until the DVD comes out.
This post was written by Eric Van Dril. For more of his writing, check out RipcordNews.com.