The Cricket's Daily 3: "G.I. Joe" wins Easter weekend
Published: April 1, 2013 09:07AM
Updated: April 2, 2013 09:28AM
This publicity photo released by Paramount Pictures shows Channing Tatum, left, as Duke and Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in a scene from the film, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Skydance Productions. The movie opens nationwide Thursday, March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaimie Trueblood)

Here's what's happening in pop culture today – really, no April Fools:

• “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” cleaned up over Easter weekend, taking in $41.2 million in three days. “Tyler Perry's Temptation” came in third with $22.3 million (behind “The Croods”), while the Stephenie Meyer adaptation “The Host” came in a lowly sixth place with $11 million. [Box Office Mojo]

• Our Internet overlords are playing some entertaining April Fool's Day pranks. [YouTube, Google Nose]

• Record producer Phil Ramone has died at the age of 79. Among the famous albums he produced are Paul Simon's “There Goes Rhymin' Simon” and “Still Crazy After All These Years,” Billy Joel's “The Stranger” and “52nd Street,” Bob Dylan's “Blood on the Tracks,” Frank Sinatra's “Duets,” “Getz/Gilberto” (which included “The Girl From Ipanama”), and many more. [Billboard]