It’s no surprise that G.I. Joe, which has been described as a bad movie that is fun, grossed $100 million around the world this weekend. But the $175-million action adventure’s 18% drop from Friday to Saturday suggests that word-of-mouth could cause a sizable plummet next weekend. Judd Apatow’s Funny People also dropped Friday to Saturday, followed by a 65% drop the following weekend. Nonetheless, Paramount is optimistically planning a G.I. Joe sequel.
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