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'G.I. Joe' commands box office with $56.2M debut

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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2009 9:37 am | Updated: 2:20 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

LOS ANGELES -- G.I. Joe is the latest toy to invade Hollywood and plant its blockbuster flag. Inspired by the Hasbro action figure, Paramount's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" took command of the weekend box office with a $56.2 million debut domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. "G.I. Joe" also took in $44.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $100.5 million.

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