Sunday, April 21, 2024

Box Office: Stallone in Ryan Coogler’s “Creed” Scores a Knockout Opening Day


Ryan Coogler’s great film, “Creed,” scored $6 million on Wednesday, achieving a knockout for a midday. Now comes the fun, as Thanksgiving weekend audiences could propel “Creed” higher than $30 million. Coogler’s previous– and first– film, the wonderful “Fruitvale Station,” made a worldwide total of $17,385,830. Wow. So hold on for more updates…

Coogler, I should point out, is a black director. After Spike Lee, John Singleton, Steve McQueen, Kasi Lemmons, F. Gary Gray, and Ava Duvernay, maybe now more obstacles will come down…

Other Wednesday results:
Hunger Games Mockingjay Pt 2…$13.8 million* Mockingjay Part 2 is running around $20 million behind Part 1 on a day to day comparison…
The Good Dinosaur…$9 million…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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