There’s a male stripper movie coming out today called Magic Mike. Oh you’ve heard? Because Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and the werewolf from True Blood have each been on every TV show in existence to show off their sexy dancing? That’s a fact.
The movie is banking on female appeal to win at the box office this weekend, and so far the strategy seems to be a sound one. Fandango reported earlier this week that ticket sales are going gangbusters. The movie made $2.1 million at midnight showings last night.
And according to a Fandango survey of 1,000 people, 82 percent of respondents (gender not specified) are planning to see it this weekend and 87 percent are planning to see it with a group of women. So it’s not just a couple of tickets, but big whooping groups of ladies who want to see sweaty beefcakes take off as much at that R rating will allow.