|photo by Gage Skidmore|
Channing Tatum should be in the category of "New Movie Star."
I've been reluctant because I can't say I'm a big fan of his movies. I have nothing against him, but he really hasn't done anything to impress me in terms of his acting. But you have to look at his record (courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com) :
Lifetime Gross Total (18): $995,392,295
Opening Gross Average (15): $22,299,637 (Wide Releases Only)
His movies have almost crossed the $1 Billion mark, but that is not the important part.
In 2012, if you discount the January release of Haywire, all of his movie have grossed over $100 million. None of these films were giant-budget action films. They were (again courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com):
|3/16/12||21 Jump Street||Sony||$138,447,667|
And he headlined all of these movies. Particularly, Magic Mike was marketed upon his name and physical prowess.
3 movies in the same year grossing over $100 million that stakes its success largely on your name?
As reluctant as I am to say it, that is the makings of a movie star.