The third film within the Creed trilogy has arrived and star/director Michael B. Jordan’s franchise is showing no signs of slowing down. Creed 3 opened to impressive box office returns, earning nearly $59 million in america and over $100 million internationally, which exceeded its projections in each categories.
This impressive total marks a high water mark for the complete Rocky franchise, earning greater than any of those movies made of their opening weekends. Creed 2 got here the closest, even though it stays a distant second with a $35 million opening. Creed 3 also debuted to the best opening of any sports movie, an historic feat — even when the genre doesn’t generally match the earnings of other top blockbusters.
While it would be the ninth film within the Rocky franchise, and the third within the Creed sub-franchise, it’s the directorial debut of star Michael B. Jordan. Jordan has said that anime provided a heavy influence for the film and his style in it. Jordan has also made it clear that this isn’t the tip of his ambitions to make movies with Creed 3 co-star Jonathan Majors, with the duo saying that they hoped to be the brand new Al Pacino and Robert de Niro, during an interview with the Recent York Times.
While Creed 3’s opening is impressive, it can have a tough time holding onto similar numbers because the highly anticipated Scream VI is about to release on March 10.