Gi Joe invades the top of the US box office

Despite some scathing reviews and early bad buzz, GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra has had an explosive launch weekend across the pond, earning $56.2 million at the box office.

Looks like Steven Sommers will get his sequel after all. Food comedy drama Julie %26 Julia, meanwhile, won over an older crowd to score $20.1 million in second place.

In third we find G-Force, with the CG rodents nabbing $9.8 million after three weekends on release and fourth place went to Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, which made $8.9 million on its way to likely becoming the second highest-grossing Potter outing.

There was less good news for Judd Apatow and Funny People, which is now looking like his first flop - the movie dropped 65% to fifth place and earned just $7.9 million this weekend.

Your top 10 for the weekend...

  1. GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra ($56.2 million)
  2. Julie & Julia ($20.1 million)
  3. G-Force ($9.8 million)
  4. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince ($8.9 million)
  5. Funny People ($7.9 million)
  6. The Ugly Truth ($7 million)
  7. A Perfect Getaway ($5.8 million)
  8. Aliens In The Attic ($4 million)
  9. Orphan ($3.7 million)
  10. (500) Days Of Summer ($3 million)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo ]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.