“Creed III” has now exceeded the $100 million mark internationally after better-than-anticipated starts at the domestic and foreign box office.
The most recent “Creed” picture, which Michael B. Jordan directed in his feature film debut, earned $58.7 million in North America and $41.8 million abroad to score the trilogy’s greatest global launch.
Although “Creed III,” with a budget of $75 million, is the most expensive movie in the trilogy (its predecessors cost $35 million and $50 million, respectively), it already seems to be doing well during its theatrical run.
According to the movie’s worldwide distributor Warner Bros., “Creed III” is outpacing the 2015 original “Creed” by 109% and the 2018 follow-up “Creed II” by 25% in terms of global ticket sales.
The top foreign markets are France ($7.7 million), the UK ($6.1 million), Germany ($4.3 million), and Italy ($3.5 million). With the exception of Japan, where it will premiere on May 26, it is currently screening in 75 significant regions.
Jordan plays the role of Adonis Creed in “Creed 3,” the son of boxing superstar Apollo Creed. The most recent chapter begins as Adonis manages his profession and family life. But, when his childhood friend and former boxing prodigy (played by Jonathan Majors) reappears after serving a lengthy jail sentence, the ex-friends decide to square off in the ring despite the fact that their futures are at stake. The screenplay was written by Zach Baylin and Keenan Coogler.
The film “keeps the bar high,” according to Variety’s top movie critic Owen Gleiberman, and critic Lindsey Bahr of the Associated Press lauded Jordan’s directing, calling it “a promising debut for the 36-year-old, who shows here that he’ll never allow his own celebrity ego get in the way of a film.”