“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is projected to lead the Super Bowl weekend at the domestic box office, and it looks like it’s going to be an exciting ride.
The third Magic Mike entry earned roughly $4.1 million in opening day and Thursday preview screenings, and is estimated to debut at around $8 million. The film is receiving a limited release in 1,500 North American locations, and while its opening is lower than the 2012 original and 2015 sequel, critical consensus is that the film marks a series low.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” follows Mike (played by Channing Tatum) as he travels to London to help a socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) produce a strip-tease stage play. The film also stars Ayub Khan Din, Jemelia George, Juliette Motamed, Vicki Pepperdine, Gavin Spokes, Alan Cox, Caitlin Gerard and Christopher Bencomo.
Though the film is the only new release in wide release this weekend, it’s seeing stiff competition for No. 1, as nothing is projected to earn more than seven figures this weekend. Paramount’s 3D re-release of “Titanic” looks to slot in fourth place, projecting $6.1 million from 2,464 locations, and James Cameron’s sci-fi epic “Avatar: The Way of Water” is projected to land in second place, adding $7.1 million in its ninth weekend.
So get ready to be dazzled by the latest installment of the Magic Mike franchise. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is sure to be an exciting ride, and it’s the perfect way to spend your Super Bowl weekend.