Everything's bigger Down Under! Channing Tatum gushes over Sydney premiere of Magic Mike XXL...the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with over 5000 in attendance 

People abroad often consider Australia a land of extremes.

And the country certainly didn't disappoint on Monday, housing Magic Mike XXL's biggest premiere in the Southern Hemisphere - with over 5000 in attendance at the Qantas Credit Union Arena. 

And no one was more chuffed than the film's stars Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello - both of whom took to Instagram to thank fans for the occasion.

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Australia did good! Magic Mike XXL stars Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello took to Instagram on Monday night to thank Sydney for housing the film's biggest premiere in the Southern Hemisphere

Australia did good! Magic Mike XXL stars Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello took to Instagram on Monday night to thank Sydney for housing the film's biggest premiere in the Southern Hemisphere

THAT'S a crowd! They both shared a shot of the 5000-plus who attended the screening

THAT'S a crowd! They both shared a shot of the 5000-plus who attended the screening

'No one does it bigger than Sydney!' said 38-year-old Joe, who plays Big Dick Richie in the film, as he Instagrammed a 'shot from the stage of the 5,000-plus.' 

'Surreal!' Channing wrote as he re-grammed the shot. '5K MMXXL fans in one room. Largest premiere in the Southern Hemisphere.' 

Among the fans at the premiere was Carrie Bickmore who took her three-month-old daughter Evie along as she couldn't get a babysitter.

'I thought Bambi would have been her first movie but it was Magic Mike XXL,' she revealed on The Project on Tuesday night.

She made the admission during an interview via video link with the films' stars Joe and Channing - who responded: 'I have so much love for you right now.'

Among the fans: The Project host Carrie Bickmore revealed she took her three-month-old daughter along to the premiere as she couldn't get a babysitter

Among the fans: The Project host Carrie Bickmore revealed she took her three-month-old daughter along to the premiere as she couldn't get a babysitter

Busy schedule: Channing and Joe appeared on The Project via a live stream video link

Busy schedule: Channing and Joe appeared on The Project via a live stream video link

Channing revealed that his own two-year-old daughter was on set during filming so has also technically seen the film but added he won't stop her watching it again.

‘She will see it when she sees it. I can’t keep her from seeing it, nor should she be stopped from seeing it. 

'I’m going to raise an awesome girl who will be comfortable talking about these things and it will be less taboo.’ 

During the interview Joe also confirmed rumours that the topless Magic Mike XXL promotional posters were altered to make him look less muscular.

'Yes – haters are going to hate,' he admitted. ‘Photoshopping went on to actually make me look worse, to take the definition out.’

Channing added: ‘They’re actually all Joe’s body with our faces photoshopped on top.’ 

Too muscular: Joe admitted that his Magic Mike XXL promotional poster was photoshopped to 'make him look worse' and remove some of the definition

Too muscular: Joe admitted that his Magic Mike XXL promotional poster was photoshopped to 'make him look worse' and remove some of the definition

The film can already be considered a success, having grossed $32million worldwide - more than double its $14million budget.

It looks on track to meet the benchmark set by the original, which made a massive $167million against its relatively meager $7million budget.

Unlike their character counterparts in the flick, Channing and Joe attended the Sydney premiere looking dapper in three piece suits.

They were met at the arena by the aforementioned 5,000-strong crowd - some of which brought some risque signs, including one that read 'I wanna Channing all over your Tatum.'  

Speaking to AAP, former stripper Channing said that XXL is likely to be the last Magic Mike film.

'We scraped the creative bottom of the barrel on this one,' he joked, explaining that he's used up all of his personal experiences.

Covered up: Unlike their character counterparts in the flick, Channing and Joe attended the Sydney premiere looking dapper in three piece suits

Covered up: Unlike their character counterparts in the flick, Channing and Joe attended the Sydney premiere looking dapper in three piece suits

Risque: They were met at the arena by the aforementioned 5,000-strong crowd - some of which brought some risque signs

Risque: They were met at the arena by the aforementioned 5,000-strong crowd - some of which brought some risque signs

 

 

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