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‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ to top quiet Super Bowl weekend at the box office

The third instalment in the ‘Magic Mike’ trilogy is projected to lead the way this weekend.

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The third instalment in the ‘Magic Mike’ trilogy is projected to lead the way this weekend.

With most eyes focused on Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, it looks as though it will be a quiet weekend at the domestic box office.

‘Magic Mike’s last dance is projected to lead the way, having earned roughly $4.1 million thanks to Thursday preview showings and opening day.

Variety reports that the movie is projected to finish the weekend at around $8 million, though Warner Bros. aren’t reporting numbers. The movie is receiving a limited release in 1,500 North American theaters.

Numbers down from ‘Magic Mike XXL’

The film, which is directed by Steven Soderbergh, stars Channing Tatum as the titular retired male stripper. Now working as a bartender in Florida, Mike leaves the state for London in order to help a socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) produce a play.

The film also stars Ayub Khan Din, Jemelia George, Juliette Motamed, Vicki Pepperdine, Gavin Spokes, Alan Cox, Caitlin Gerard and Christopher Bencomo.

The film currently holds a 46 percent rating on from critics on aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, with the audience score decidedly better at 74 percent.

Despite the positive audience score, ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ is set to finish with a much smaller opening weekend compared ‘Magic Mike’ ($39.1 million) and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ ($12.8 million over three days, $27 million over the five-day holiday weekend).

Other movies competing with ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is projected to finish in second spot, with the film set to add $7.1 million to its domestic box office total. That would put it at $647 million, bringing it within reach of ‘Jurassic World’ ($652 million) for ninth-all time.

‘80 for Brady’ is on course to finish third with $6.3 million, a close to 50 percent drop for its second weekend.

After that is Paramounts’s 3D re-release of ‘Titanic’, which is projected to bring in $6.1 million from the 2,464 theatres it is being shown in. Another Cameron movie, the film was re-released to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Rounding out the top five is ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’.

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