Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Michael B. Jordan “Creed III” Punches Up $5.4 Mil Preview Night, Giving Studio First Hit in a Long Time


Before last night, MGM-United Artists hadn’t landed a punch in a long time except for “No Time to Die.” They blew “Till,” “Respect,” “Licorice Pizza,” and plenty of other good films.

Now UA is lucky to still have the old “Rocky” franchise thanks to producer Irwin Winkler. That includes the “Creed” movies. Last night, “Creed III” — directed by Michael B. Jordan, its star, and featuring new It Guy Jonathan Majors — racked up $5.4 million at the box office. That’s nearly $2 mil more than “Creed II.” It’s a hit!

“Creed III” will exceed $30 mil at the weekend box office, establishing both Jordan as a director and Majors as a star. Winkler is already on the Mt. Rushmore of producers.

Roger Friedman
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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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