Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we're trying to figure out if the The Rock even lifts, bro.
1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Paramount): $41.2 million in 3,719 theaters
Bros, do you think The Rock lifts? The jury is still out on whether or not The Rock lifts. For now, he's got the best movie in the country. It's not hard to figure out how G.I. Joe got to the top this weekend. The first one wasn't universally terrible -- it was pretty fun, to be completely honest -- and this one has more explosions than the last one. That's how sequels work. Channing Tatum is a huge star now, too, which always helps. Oh, and Bruce Willis is here as a G.I. Joe actually named Joe. So he is, technically, the title character. Anyway, The Rock will be pleased to have the number one movie heading into his Wrestlemania showdown with John Cena next weekend. It's called "cross-promoting," kids. And he's the best at it.
2. The Croods (Fox): $26.5 million in 4,065 theaters [Week 2]
It's nice that they let Donald Trump star in his own movie.
3. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (Lionsgate): $22.3 million in 2,047 theaters
Temptation is the latest product from the Tyler Perry factory of movies that make money somehow. Seriously, this has something to do with a creepy playboy social network owner trying to have sex with Julie from Friday Night Lights and Kim Kardashian is there, too. Doing what? Who knows. This is supposed to be terrible. Don't watch movies with Kim Kardashian in them.
4. Olympus Has Fallen (FilmDistrict): $14 million in 3,106 theaters [Week 2]
Eventually they're just going to release a movie called Blowing Up The White House for 90 Minutes and it's going to be the most successful movie of all time.
5. Oz: the Great and Powerful (Buena Vista): $11.6 million in 3,324 theaters [Week 4]
Oz is the most successful movie of 2013 so far. This is Obama's America.
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