Despite being delayed for a long time, Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation came on strong when it finally hit screens all over the globe, managing to knock DreamWorks’ The Croods out of the box office throne in one fell swoop, which is why it’s not surprising that the studio is now moving forward with a third iteration of the toy-based action movie franchise.
Retaliation opened to a solid $132 million globally, which meant that it managed to break even in its opening weekend. It’s also still doing well enough to assure Paramount executives that the franchise is still financially viable. It also justifies the studio’s decision to delay the release until 3D effects can be added in post production. Not to mention the fact that it avoided competing for attention with box office juggernauts like The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers.