J. Kim Murphy “Creed III” is set to knock out “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” for the top spot on domestic charts. The MGM released took in an impressive $22 million opening day, a figure that includes $5.45 million from preview screenings earlier in the week.
Playing in 4,007 locations, the “Rocky” spinoff is now projecting an opening north of $50 million, exceeding initial expectations that had the drama pegged at an opening in the $30 millions.
It would also mark a franchise high across all the “Creed” films and the entire “Rocky” series, rocketing beyond the three-day debuts of the first “Creed” ($29 million) and its 2018 sequel ($35 million).
The film has been getting stellar reviews, landing a 92% from top critics on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman praised the film as a “sports drama that feels like a thriller,” writing that “Jordan shows dramatic finesse in his staging of the Adonis/Dame relationship, showcasing it as a broken brotherhood that speaks to larger disruptions — the tug between loyalty and violence in dispossessed childhoods.” Helmed by star Michael B.Read more on variety.com