Creed III, the latest installment in the Rocky franchise, has broken records with its opening weekend box office numbers. The film opened with $41.8 million overseas and a total of $100.4 million globally, making it the biggest opening ever for a sports movie in the US.
The previous record holder was 2010's The Karate Kid, which had an opening weekend of $56 million worldwide. Creed III's opening weekend number of $100.3 million nearly doubled that of The Karate Kid.
The film follows Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) as he faces off against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), who killed Adonis' father Apollo Creed in Rocky IV.
Creed III's success can be attributed to its strong cast and crew, including director Steven Caple Jr., who took over from Ryan Coogler for this installment. Michael B. Jordan delivers another powerful performance as Adonis Creed, while Tessa Thompson returns as Bianca Taylor and Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed.
In addition to its talented cast, Creed III also features stunning cinematography and intense fight scenes that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Fans of the franchise have been eagerly anticipating this latest installment since it was announced in 2021, and it seems that their excitement has paid off with this record-breaking opening weekend.
With such a strong start at the box office, it's clear that there is still plenty of interest in the Rocky franchise and its spin-offs. Fans can look forward to seeing more from Adonis Creed and his family in future films.