Is Channing Tatum ready for solo star status? Insiders will watch The Eagle's box office to find out. A check of his top three grossing films proves the Tampa Catholic High grad and former male stripper had a little (or a lot of) help.
, G.I. Joe ($150 million): Children of the '80s waited decades to see their "Real American Heroes" come to life on the big screen. The actors playing them could have been anyone.
, Public Enemies ($97 million): Johnny Depp played John Dillinger, and Christian Bale was the dogged FBI agent pursuing him. The former is best known as Jack Sparrow, the latter as Batman. Tatum (Pretty Boy Floyd) is not in their league.
, Dear John ($80 million): New Hollywood sweetheart Amanda Seyfried and devout readers of Nicholas Sparks' maudlin romance novels helped Tatum prop up this tearjerker at the box office.
Jennifer DeCamp, Times staff writer