Box office update: 'G.I. Joe' takes a commanding lead on Friday with $15.5 million

Box office update: 'G.I. Joe' takes a commanding lead on Friday with $15.5 million
Following a solid $10.5 million Thursday, Paramount’s long-delayed sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation stayed on top of the box office on Friday with $15.5 million.

The action film, which stars The Rock, Channing Tatum, and Bruce Willis, may take in about $38 million over the three-day period — if that seems like a low weekend multiplier, it is, but that’s due to families staying in for Easter and the Ncaa tournament — which would give it about $49 million since its Wednesday night debut. For reference, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra started off with $54 million in its first three days in 2009. Paramount claims that Retaliation cost $130 million,
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