Box Office: ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ Leads Slow Super Bowl Weekend With 8.2 Million

Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” the third chapter in Channing Tatum’s steamy stripper series, topped a glacial Super Bowl weekend at the box office, generating a decent 8.2 million from only 1,500 North American theaters.It’s the lowest start yet in the decades-old franchise following 2012’s “Magic Mike” (which opened to 39 million) and 2015’s “Magic Mike Xxl” (which opened to 12.8 million).

The first two installments were huge commercial hits, ultimately grossing 167 million and 117 million respectively on economical budgets.

The threequel is available on half the number of screens as its predecessors.The third movie, in which Tatum returns as a stripper with a heart of gold, wasn’t intended to play in theaters at all.

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release, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-stars Salma Hayek Pinault, was commissioned for HBO Max and granted a production and marketing budget that corresponds with expectations for streaming releases.

But once

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