The third installment of the Creed franchise has exceeded expectations at the box office, leaving fans thrilled with its success. As of Sunday, March 5th, Creed III had already surpassed expectations, raking in an impressive $58.7 million in its opening weekend, according to Variety.

Directed by Michael B. Jordan and boasting a budget of $75 million, Creed III is the priciest film in the Creed trilogy. Despite the high cost, the movie received rave reviews and was aided by the boost in revenue from IMAX ticket sales, ultimately making it a successful investment.

“Michael did an excellent job launching this film and, in doing so, offered further proof that the box office is back and ready to support this year’s strong, diversified slate,” says Imax CEO Rich Gelfond.

This marks a significant step up from the franchise’s previous releases, with the original Creed film only earning $29.6 million in its opening weekend back in 2015, while its 2018 sequel only took in $35.5 million. With an 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s no surprise that Creed III has become a fan favorite and a box office hit.

Prior to the weekend, industry experts predicted that “Creed III” would rake in between $36 million and $40 million, setting a new record for the franchise. However, the film far exceeded these projections, setting a new high-water mark for the series.

Fans of the Creed franchise have reason to celebrate, as the highly anticipated third installment in the series has taken the box office by storm. With its impressive box office performance and critical acclaim, Creed III is a testament to the enduring popularity of the franchise and the talent of its filmmakers.

What did you think of Creed III’s opening weekend success? Are you excited to see Michael B. Jordan’s latest directorial effort on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!

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