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The Year in Channing Tatum

Were there movies that he wasn't in? Tatum's fifth 2012 release, the indie ''10 Years,'' is opening Sept. 14. Here's how he became a box office star.

Haywire
Date of Release: Jan. 20, 2012
Opening Weekend: $8.4 mil*
Current Gross: $18.9 mil
Cinema-Score: D+
EW Grade: B-

All right, Tatum, 32, began the year with a flop, but the Steven Soderbergh action tale set the bar nice and low for future releases.

The Vow
Date of Release: Feb. 10, 2012
Opening Weekend: $41.2 mil
Current Gross: $125.0 mil
Cinema-Score: B
EW Grade: D

The syrupy romance, costarring Rachel McAdams, fared much better, partly because it opened around Valentine's Day.

21 Jump Street
Date of Release: March 16, 2012
Opening Weekend: $36.3 mil
Current Gross: $138.5 mil
Cinema-Score: B
EW Grade: A-

Tatum cemented his A-list status a month later with this R-rated comedy, which opened well and became a word-of-mouth smash.

Magic Mike
Date of Release: June 29, 2012
Opening Weekend: $39.1 mil
Current Gross: $113.2 mil
Cinema-Score: B
EW Grade: A-

The male-stripper film, a passion project for Tatum (an ex-stripper himself), was his third release in a row to top $100 million.

*All grosses from Box Office Mojo

Originally posted Sep 07, 2012 Published in issue #1224-1225 Sep 21, 2012 Order article reprints
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