31 March 2013 5:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

G.I. Joe sequel tops global box office, boasting the year's no. 1 debut around the globe Here's definitive proof that audiences the world over have an insatiable thirst for Good Movies, Good Stories, and Good Acting: director Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation, "2013's first blockbuster" in the words of distributor Paramount, opened with a remarkable $132 million at the worldwide box office -- the year's top weekend debut. (Pictured above in all their glory: six-packed D.J. Cotrona shirtless, Top Hunk Channing Tatum, and Big Bear Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock in the Magic Mike sequel, huh, in Gay I Joe -- er, in G.I. Joe: Retaliation) As found in The Hollywood Reporter, studio vice chairman Rob Moore remarked that the $130 million-budgeted action flick's 3D conversion and reshot sequences got it "to a great place," which helps to explain the film's international success. Said "great place" has a worse-than-mediocre 21% approval »

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