Thursday, May 24, 2012
In a swift movie, Universal's R-rated Ted, written and directed by Family Guy's Seth MacFarland swiftly moved into G.I. Joe's slot to take advantage of the pre-Fourth of July slot. Still even in Hollywood's movie making, this marks a fairly significant change of gears, especially considering the top money spent by Paramount (including a pricy Super Bowl commercial) spent by Paramount. Perhaps the bad taste left by Battleship's middling opening numbers made Hasbro want to create some distance. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is now slated for bow next March.