A Surprising Dwayne Johnson Flick Is Climbing the Netflix Charts 10 Years After Its Release

Published 05/11/2023, 7:30 PM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock is known for his box office hits like Jumanji, Red Notice, The Mummy Returns, the Fast and Furious franchise and so much more. It is highly rare to imagine a single flop by the retired wrestler professional. But, he too has given some box-office flops to his fans’ surprise, excluding DCEU’s Black Adam.

A 10-year-old box-office flop of the actor climbing the charts on Netflix, which is surprising to see. It was not met with positive reviews back in the time, but the narrative has taken a 360-degree turn after all these years.

G.I. Joe Retaliation is topping the charts


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As reported by Flix Petrol, G.I. Joe Retaliation has topped the Netflix top ten picks this week. Despite not being a financial disaster, the movie was met with negative reviews by both fans and critics back in March 2013. The film was criticized for its over-the-top action and poor writing with a major lack of originality. It is rated with 1.5 stars on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.7 stars on IMDb. 

G.I. Joe Retaliation was based on the G.I. Toys franchise and was a sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the movie starred Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, and Channing Tatum. Despite its failure, the movie has made a comeback. Seems like The Rock does not serve a flop for real! Currently, Johnson is one of the richest celebrities in Hollywood who always expresses his ideas while filming movies.


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A great example of this was when he saved a character in his 2015 movie, San Andreas.


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The Rock convinced the director to not kill Minogue

During the shoot of San Andreas, director Brad Peyton wanted to kill Kylie Minogue’s character. Back then, she was extremely popular in Australia. To be considerate towards the sentiments of her fans, he suggested the director drop the idea, as it was seen in the movie. He revealed this at an Australian talk show, The Project, as reported by FandomWire


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The Rock’s San Andreas was a box-office success and grossed $473.9 million with a budget of $110 million. Recent years have been tough for the actor as he is facing a lot of criticism for his choices like his recent flop with Black Adam.

Have you seen G.I. Joe Retaliation? What are your views about the movie? Let us know in the comments.



Itti Mahajan

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Itti Mahajan is a Hollywood News reporter and editor at NetflixJunkie. Her love for movies, fashion and music got her hooked to entertainment reporting and works like Peaky Blinders, The Godfather, and The Office have only deepened that love. Two of her interests (music and psychology) had an interesting collaboration in her research paper on “Legato”: A Study to Understand Individual Associations of Young Adults with Music.