Paramount Plans More G.I. Joe

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

Following a successful weekend at the box office, Paramount Pictures is already looking beyond G.I. Joe: Retaliation to a third installment in the action franchise, Variety reports. The sequel earned the top spot for the weekend earning $132 million worldwide.

Retaliation has the potential to outdo G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which had a bigger budget than the sequel. Part of the reason the movie pulled in more cash is thanks to the 3D up-conversion that delayed the film’s release for nine months. Expect the third installment to also be in 3D, though whether it will be shot that way or converted remains to be seen.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Lee Byung-hun, RZA, Walton Goggins, Elodie Yung and Ray Stevenson. The film was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland fame.

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  • Vizator

    If Adrianne Palicki is in it, I’m there opening day.

  • Bass Guitar Hero

    So now you know what’s going on. And knowing is half the battle.

  • fearitself

    hahahaaha The guys at Paramount are such fucking delusional idiots. They are just starving to find something to milk. So the overseas + US pulls in a little more than the amount of budget and they are already planning a trilogy? lol Just hope that US(Which matters way more than overseas ) can break even by the end the theaterical run and you can go home telling yourself that you didn’t lose too much money, unlike the first movie, which didn’t even make its budget back.

  • solstica

    A movie coming in around its’ budget IS profitable.

    The budget comparison only takes cinema into account. The DVD/Blu-Ray sales, toys, other products become PURE PROFIT…which means the studio would like to do it all again (and again and again).

    It may not be the huge profits of Transformers or Avengers (1Billion box), but it’s still a profit. Given the number of films that don’t make their budget back in the theaters, one that does is a golden goose.

  • Happypuppy

    Why would you think over seas money is any different than U.S. money? Both G.I. Joe films were profitable, only the prince of Nigerias money is imaginary.