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G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens with solid $51.7 million

G.I. Joe: Retaliation opened with a relatively solid $51.7 million over the four-day frame, for a $41.2 million Fri-Sun gross. Any way you slice it, this is a slightly lower figure than the $54 million Fri-Sun debut of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra back in August 2009. [...]

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters wins weekend box office

This weekend’s lesson is “all the marketing prowess in the world doesn’t matter if you don’t have the movie”. Paramount has been batting 1.000 in terms of launching major fantasy-skewed franchise pictures. From at least summer 2007 with Transformers, they have been the most consistent performers in terms of[...]

Super Bowl commercial: G.I. Joe: Retaliation brings the cheese

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra more than most people did, so it heartens me to say that this short 30 second spot feels more larger-than-life than the first full trailer. Point being, I don’t want a G.I. Joe movie that is ‘dark, gritty,[...]

Paramount makes wrong scheduling move for GI Joe: Retaliation and Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

HollywoodNews.com: As expected, Paramount was the first to blink this afternoon, moving Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol away from its December 16th release date where it would have gone head-to-head with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. The Brad Bird-directed sequel will now open[...]

“Space Invaders” heading to the big screen

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: At least it’s not another superhero. Instead, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Odd Lot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker plan on bringing the classic video game “Space Invaders” to the big screen, THR reports. Now that they’ve optioned the rights to the title, the producers are searching for the right[...]

Justin Bieber director, John Chu, up for “G.I. Joe” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: John Chu reportedly will be moving from Justin Bieber to Cobra Commander. The “Never Say Never” director is in negotiations to take over Paramount’s planned “G.I. Joe” sequel from original helmer Stephen Sommers, Heat Vision reports. The article says Chu and F. Gary Gray were the final contenders for[...]

G.I. Joe sequel coming, but who will direct?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Based on reports we’re seeing, a sequel to “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” will happen. What we don’t know yet is who will direct or what the film will involve. “It’s in the works! We have a really good script and we’re right now talking to a[...]

Christina Aguilera can kiss Channing Tatum’s wife — anytime

Hollywoodnews.com: The “G.I. Joe” actor’s wife Jenna Dewan, star of “Step Up” can currently be seen locking lips with Christina Aguilera in her new “Not Myself Tonight” video. But there was a little more to the job for Dewan such as getting bound and felt up by Aguilera. [...]