‘Magic Mike’ Scorches Into Theaters, Channing Tatum At His Best, Supporting Actors Are Five Stars, Highlight Hollywood News
It’s going to be steaming hot this weekend, and not only because it’s the Fourth of July Holiday! Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias reunite in Magic Mike XXL, the steamy stripper sequel that has the male dancers baring it all for a final show at an industry convention. This time, without the original’s club owner Matthew McConaughey or newcomer Alex Pettyfer, the cameo-filled installment adds Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Donald Glover, Michael Strahan and Stephen Boss.
The 2012 film’s director Steven Soderbergh stepped aside in favor of longtime associate Gregory Jacobs.
Magic Mike XXL has Channing Tatum stealing the film. But Matt Bomer and even performances by Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell will also entertain viewers.
The film is the best July Fourth release in years.
The Warner Bros. release is expected to gross $45 to $55 million over the five-day July Fourth weekend, opening opposite the Arnold Schwarzenegger-fronted Terminator: Genisys and competing against holdovers Jurassic World and Inside Out.