MGM’s latest blockbuster hit, “Creed III,” has broken box office records, bringing in over $51 million during its opening weekend. The film, which premiered last Friday, has exceeded expectations despite concerns over the absence of Sylvester Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa.
The movie franchise is now in its third iteration, with Michael B. Jordan reprising his role as Adonis Creed. This time around, the story focuses on Adonis as he navigates life as a father and a champion, trying to balance his responsibilities in and out of the ring.
Despite Stallone’s absence, the film still brings back familiar faces from the “Rocky” franchise, including Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed and Wood Harris as Tony “Little Duke” Evers. The film also introduces new characters, played by John Boyega and Tessa Thompson.
Critics have praised “Creed III” for its strong performances and emotional depth, with some even calling it the best film in the series. The box office success is expected to continue throughout the holiday season, with many moviegoers eager to see the latest installment of this beloved franchise.
DC boxing legend and former world champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, also makes a cameo appearance in the film, adding to the excitement for fans of both boxing and the “Creed” franchise.
“Creed III” is now playing in theaters nationwide, and for those who prefer to watch at home, it is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.