-- BoxOfficeMojo reports that G.I. Joe: Retaliation starring WWE Champion The Rock slipped to the No. 2 spot at the US box office this weekend.
The movie made an estimated $21.1 million, topped by the new release, Evil Dead, estimated to have made $26 million. The movie has drawn $86.7 million domestically overall, and will likely top $100 million next week. Foreign box office is now at an estimated $145.2 million for a total worldwide haul of $231.9 million.
-- Variety has released a story which says that WWE Studios next film project is in the works and will be a Bermuda Triangle-themed supernatural thriller currently titled The Devil's Triangle.
The article features an in-depth review of WWE's film division and the success of The Call starring Halle Berry. The article only briefly mentions however the not as successful release of Dead Man Down, which only was able to cross $10 million after three weeks of release.
The Call has now grossed over $45 million domestically and finished in the top 10 for its third straight weekend. Regarding the movie's success, WWE Studios head Michael Luisi said, "‘The Call' has exceed our most optimistic forecasts. It's a crowd pleaser and it tends to play consistently well with the core WWE fans but it's going beyond the core fans. That's great for the WWE Studios brand."
Luisi also commented on trying to figure out the right approach to releasing movies and finding the balance as The Call and Dead Man Down were released almost back to back. They were also released around the same time as the WWE Studios home video release The Marine 3. Luisi stated: "That's one of the challenges about having multiple distribution and production partnerships as we do. What's best for one movie may be the same for another movie so you wind up with a number of films in the marketplace in a short amount of time."