Over the weekend of the Super Bowl, several movies fought for the top spot in the North American box office. Before the first blockbuster of the 5th phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe starts in the cinemas next week, it was necessary to claw the coveted and prestigious number 1 for at least a week. Favorites for the podium included a giant punt, an NBA superstar, a stripping dancer and the sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time. The previous number 1, the new mystery thriller by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), on the other hand, really sucked.
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Knock at the Cabin, starring Marvel star Dave Bautista, lost 61 percent of its audience compared to the previous week and found itself at number 6 in the North American box office with $5.5 million. One position before that is Puss in Boots from Shrek in the leaderboard. With fourth place, the noble fans from 80 for Brady just missed the top 3.
Titanic, James Cameron’s 1997 classic, celebrates its re-release with a number three spot on the charts. Thanks to high frame rate and 3D, the technically revamped crash trip with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio can bring in 6.4 million US dollars. Before that, Avatar – The Way of Water came in at #2 in its ninth weekend with a respectable $6.9 million in sales.
This stripper conquers number 1 in the cinema charts
Channing Tatum finally made his breakthrough as a Hollywood star a little over ten years ago. Together with legendary director Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven) he brought the stripper drama Magic Mike to the big screen as producer and leading actor. The film is based on real experiences by Channing Tatum.
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With Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the two celebrate the grand finale of the trilogy. 8.2 million US dollars at the box office mean a comfortable first place in Canada and the USA. However, this top position is likely to be lost again in the coming week. Industry experts predict a brilliant theatrical release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The new blockbuster from Marvel will hit the cinemas in Germany on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, in 3D, 2D and also in the original English version.
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