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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Said Taghmaoui, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans

Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures

If you thought bad buzz and bad reviews would doom the popcorn-picture debut of a 1980s toy icon, you forgot one thing: It's G.I. Joe, man!

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ruled the weekend box office with a $56.2 million debut, its studio estimated.

Meryl Streep and Amy Adams' Julie & Julia looked big in its own right with a $20.1 milion take, while Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler's Funny People fell flat—and all the way from first place to fifth place, with a $7.9 million gross.

Stay tuned for the complete Top 10 rankings…