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‘Creed III’ Wins Best Series Opening $51 Million – The Hollywood Reporter


Director and actor Michael B Creed III He is the box office champ.

If early estimates hold, the film is on track to open to a better-than-expected $51.1 million domestically in a win for MGM and Michael B. Jordan, who directed Creed III In his distinguished debut. Jordan also returns as Adonis Creed, a character first introduced in Ryan Coogler’s 2016 film Sleeper. creedwho revived the legendary rocky movie franchise.

Creed III — which would easily win the weekend — opens at a crucial juncture for MGM and parent company Amazon as they plan an expanded movie footprint.

the creed The series has been one of MGM’s most important franchises of the modern era, and the sequel doesn’t disappoint. It’s more than a decade old when compared to the first two films, and would easily score the biggest first weekend opening of a spinoff franchise, buoyed by top exit scores on PostTrak and A-CinemaScore (not to mention glowing reviews).

creed It boosted its way to a $42.1 million domestic opening over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend in 2015, including $29 million for the three-day weekend, not adjusted for inflation. The Stephen Capley Jr.-directed sequel opened over the Thanksgiving aisle in 2018, bringing in $56 million for the five days and $35.5 million for the three days.

Creed IIIshot with IMAX digital cameras, looks shocking Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania From many premium screens, including Imax sites.

The picture follows Jordan’s character as he emerges from retirement to confront an old friend, played by Jonathan Majors (who also gained notice for his villainous role in Quantumania). Co-starring Tessa Thompson, Mila Davis, Kent, and Wood Harris, among others.

Now that Amazon owns an old Hollywood studio, it’s in a better position than other streaming companies to carry out a traditional theatrical release in North America. In recent weeks, for example, Amazon Studios has announced that Ben Affleck air It will open in theaters worldwide, in exchange for being sent directly, or almost directly, to Prime Video.

Amazon has protected its new theatrical machine by folding United Artists Releasing, the local distribution and marketing company that was once a joint venture between MGM and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, into MGM.

Also debuting this weekend is the animated franchise franchise Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To Swordsmith Village (crunchyroll) Guy Ritchie pic Operation Fortune: Rise of Guerre (Lionsgate, Miramax), which launched to $220,000 Thursday from 2,168 locations. The two films are expected to open in the same slots.

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Joanna Swanson

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