GI Joe Storms to $56.2M Box Office Win

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2009 3:02 PM CDT
Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child in a scene from, "Julie & Julia."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures/Sony, Jonathan Wenk)
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(Newser) GI Joe took the box office by storm this weekend, sweeping to a better-than-anticipated $56.2 million win carried by under-25 males, reports USA Today. Julie & Julia stuffed $20 million in the bank, while G-Force scored third place with $9.8 million. Harry Potter ($8.8 million) and Funny People ($7.9 million) rounded out the top five.