Box Office Smackdown: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Nukes 'The Host'

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Yo Joe!

That was the battle cry at theaters around the country this weekend, as "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" dominated the box office, earning an estimated $41.2 million according to That figure rises to $51.7 million with Wednesday and Thursday figures added in.

"The Host," meanwhile, fell flat on its face as fans of Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" franchise apparently could not care less about aliens (or movies without Taylor Lautner's abs and Robert Pattinson's hair). With just $11 million in the bank, "The Host" only managed a distant sixth place debut.

The news was much better for "Tyler Perry's Temptation," which debuted in third with a strong $22.3 million opening. For a full look at the box office top ten, including figures for returning hits "The Croods" and "Olympus Has Fallen," head to