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The Wobbly Legs of "G.I. Joe"

After busting out gangbusters on Friday with a $22 million opening, "G.I. Joe" hasn't fared particularly well. It was the only film, among the top 20 grossers Saturday, whose percentages dropped, and they dropped by 18 percent. Its studio's Sunday estimation was off by $1.5 million—indicating enthusiasm, such as it was, was waning even more than they thought—while it was one of only three films whose percentages dropped Tuesday. And while the other two, "Orphan" and "Funny People," dropped by 1 percent, "Joe" dropped by 7 percent. "Joe"'s torso may be buff, in other words, but his legs are weak.

The lowest-grossing film for any film to open in over 4,000 theaters is "Mission: Impossible III," which wound up making $134 million, domestic, back in 2005. "Joe" is now at $67 million. Fingers crossed.

Posted at 08:25 AM on Thu. Aug 13, 2009 in category Movies - Box Office  
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Mister B wrote:

"GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra -- and the Quick Descent Down the Top-20 Box-Office List"

...or so we can only hope.
Comment posted on Thu. Aug 13, 2009 at 09:11 AM

Uncle Vinny wrote:

A friend turned to me after the first line of dialog in the GI Joe trailer and said, "I can tell already that THAT movie is gonna SUCK."
Comment posted on Thu. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:20 AM

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