Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Did the sinking of 'Battleship' force the retreat of 'G.I. Joe' to 2013?

Adrianne Palicki fans have a longer wait to see her in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
If you're waiting in line already for the June 29 opening of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," we've got bad news for you: You'll need more coffee because Paramount has moved the movie's debut to March 29, 2013.

Oh, and more bad news (at least in terms of personal taste): the movie is being converted into 3D.

According to the Heat Vision blog, Paramount says it needs the movie to be in 3D in order to make back its 50 percent share of the $125 million film. In other words, they want you to pay more. What else could they mean? Says Heat Vision:
Still, the movie is based on a Hasbro toy line, and some might blame the shift on the disappointing box office of Universal's Battleship, the adaptation of the Hasbro board game that opened to just $25.5 million domestic last weekend. Paramount's first installment of the franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, grossed $300 million worldwide in 2009. But the high cost of studio tentpole movies now requires big-budget releases to gross more than that.
In other words, the movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki and Jonathan Price, is not coming soon to a theater near you.

Oh, and in case you are unfamiliar with the rules of this blog, "G.I. Joe" qualifies as a sci-fi movie because it is promoting "The Rock" as an actor.

1 comment:

  1. I find the whole movie box office really interesting this year. I am sure one of the smaller reasons why the GI Joe movie was moved was the dominance of The Avengers. No one wants to open a film against that film and now that GI Joe has moved, I cannot see a movie surpassing The Avengers for weekly take until July with The Amazing Spider-Man. Snow White and Men in Black have a chance perhaps.