Apparently, pre-release fears about GI Joe being too America-centric were way off the mark; two weeks after its release, it's still the #1 movie internationally, even as it tumbles down the US charts.

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Variety reports the somewhat surprising news that Joe had grossed $91.6 million internationally by this time last week, almost matching the movie's US take of $98.6 million, something which, according to studio Paramount, is definitely a strong enough base from which to launch a franchise. Think about that next time someone complains about US cultural imperialism.

'G.I. Joe' remains #1 overseas [Variety]