Channing Tatum Expects Justin Bieber To Clobber Him At Box Office

'Bieber's probably going to murder us,' the 'Eagle' star says of facing off with 'Never Say Never' on opening weekend.

From the outside looking in, the movie business seems pretty cutthroat: actors competing for roles, studios competing for the biggest box office or Oscar nods. And the competition factor can be particularly fierce when multiple films open on the same weekend. So when MTV News caught up with Channing Tatum, in addition to snagging an excellent piece of video commentary, we got his thoughts on having his movie “The Eagle” opening against Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” on Friday.

We expected him to give us a diplomatic answer, something like, “They’re both great films. I wish him all the best,” but much to our surprise, Tatum admitted defeat even before the gates were opened, so to speak.

“He’s probably going to kill us,” Tatum said of “Never Say Never” beating out “Eagle” at the box office. “Bieber’s probably going to murder us. But, it’s just the way it goes, you know? He can’t really do anything about that.”

Tatum went on to say that he’s not stressing about the big movie showdown, and he’ll probably end up buying a ticket to the Biebs’ flick.

“You can’t really get mad at it. It’s just one of those things,” Tatum said. “Hopefully, the kid is great in it. I’ll probably end up seeing it somehow, or whatever. I don’t know how, but I’ll probably end up seeing it too,” he admitted. “So, good job, Justin Bieber.”

Wait, Channing Tatum plans to see “Never Say Never”? Does his wife, actress Jenna Dewan, have something to do with that decision?

“No comment,” Tatum said with a smile, perhaps wanting to avoid any trouble that could come from naming names.

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