'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' dominates weekend box office with $51.7 million
The weekend box office belongs to Jon M. Chu's action film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
The star-studded film, which was released on March 29, debuted to an impressive $51.7 million domestically -- making its worldwide cume $132 million -- according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie's opening marked the second-best domestic Easter gross behind the 2010 film "Clash of the Titans."
The trailer for the film was released in April 2012, debuting Bruce Willis as a franchise newcomer. Willis plays General Joe Colton, who leads a U.S. special forces attack against the soldiers. The film also stars actors Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Ray Stevenson and RZA.
The film franchise follows the G.I. Joe's and their battles against numerous threats. In the 2013 film, the soldiers are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but are also forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
In the No. 2 spot is Dreamworks' animated comedy film, "The Croods," which raked in $26.5 million according to the outlet. The prehistoric family film took in $52.5 million overseas for a global haul of $229.1 million.
The 3D film, which opened on Friday, March 22, chronicles the journey of the world's very first prehistoric family who go on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. The movie features the voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds.
Tyler Perry's drama film "Temptation" nabbed the third place spot, bringing in $22.3 million. The film, which was fueled by female moviegoers, stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Robbie Jones, Lance Goss, Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Williams.
The movie follows an ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire that leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.
In the No. 4 spot is the political thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," which earned $14 million domestically, making it one of the few R-rated action pictures of the year to work so far, according to the outlet. The film, which cost $70 million to produce, earned $54.7 million worldwide.
The thriller flick, which features Gerard Butler as a disgraced presidential guard who is called back into action when North Korean terrorists take over the White House, also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo and Ashley Judd.
The No. 5 spot was held by Disney's "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful," which earned $11.6 million in its fourth week in theaters. The film, which is directed by Sam Raimi, earned an impressive $198.3 million globally, according to the outlet.
The new film reimagines the fantastical Land of Oz through the eyes of a young Wizard of Oz, played by James Franco. Rachel Weisz, whose part of Evanora is based on the Wicked Witch of the East from the original Frank L. Baum novel, plays one of his foes.
The film also features Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer and "Evil Dead" actor Bruce Campbell, who has often worked with Raimi.
Check out the trailer for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" below.