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'G.I. Joe' earns $40.5M at weekend box office

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" conquered the weekend box office.

The Associated Press

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"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" conquered the weekend box office.

The shoot-'em-up sequel starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum as the military action figures brought to life earned $40.5 million over the weekend.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by are:

1. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Paramount, $40,501,814, 3,719 locations, $10,891 average, $51,008,689, one week.

2. "The Croods," Fox/DreamWorks Animation, $26,705,868, 4,065 locations, $6,570 average, $88,887,945, two weeks.

3. "Tyler Perry's Temptation," Lionsgate, $21,641,679, 2,047 locations, $10,572 average, $21,641,679, one week.

4. "Olympus Has Fallen," FilmDistrict, $14,147,416, 3,106 locations, $4,555 average, $54,890,085, two weeks.

5. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $11,702,316, 3,324 locations, $3,521 average, $198,374,716, four weeks.

6. "The Host," Open Road Films, $10,600,112, 3,202 locations, $3,310 average, $10,600,112, one week.

7. "The Call," Sony, $4,925,675, 2,439 locations, $2,020 average, $39,605,891, three weeks.

8. "Admission," Focus Features, $3,235,263, 2,161 locations, $1,497 average, $11,744,141, two weeks.

9. "Spring Breakers," A24, $2,774,145, 1,379 locations, $2,012 average, $10,074,434, three weeks.

10. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," Warner Bros., $1,343,025, 1,575 locations, $853 average, $20,629,646, three weeks.

11. "Identity Thief," Universal, $1,098,215, 1,082 locations, $1,015 average, $129,916,105, eight weeks.

12. "Jack the Giant Slayer," Warner Bros., $1,019,062, 1,080 locations, $944 average, $61,399,384, five weeks.

13. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $900,927, 752 locations, $1,198 average, $128,712,563, 20 weeks.

14. "Snitch," Lionsgate, $444,457, 746 locations, $596 average, $41,353,859, six weeks.

15. "Life of Pi," Fox, $427,260, 340 locations, $1,257 average, $123,321,125, 19 weeks.

16. "Safe Haven," Relativity Media, $387,754, 550 locations, $705 average, $69,811,436, seven weeks.

17. "Quartet," Weinstein Co., $382,271, 302 locations, $1,266 average, $16,599,664, 12 weeks.

18. "21 and Over," Relativity Media, $302,277, 344 locations, $879 average, $24,952,089, five weeks.

19. "The Place Beyond the Pines," Focus, $279,457, 4 locations, $69,864 average, $279,457, one week.

20. "Escape From Planet Earth," Weinstein Co., $235,117, 977 locations, $241 average, $53,927,096, seven weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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