Warner Bros. reports this morning that Magic Mike XXL posted $2.4 million on Tuesday night ahead of its full opening day today. Comparisons at this point are few given the sequel’s mid-week release, but that figure does top the $2.1 million earned by the original pic with its Thursday midnight bow in late June 2012. Among recent mid-summer Tuesday night openers, it also bests the $2.0 million of last month’s Entourage and This Is the End‘s $2.2 million in 2013.
Meanwhile, Paramount reports that Terminator: Genisys bowed to an estimated $2.3 million from 2,527 locations with shows starting at 7pm. The studio notes the evening show performance was in line with that ofSan Andreas ($2.7 million) and Hercules ($2.1 million), both of which opened on Thursday evenings. The studio also confirms the sequel/reboot’s production budget to be $155 million.
For further comparison, 2013’s Fourth of July weekend opener The Lone Ranger opened to a similar $2.0 million on Tuesday evening (July 2).
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