Jonathan Majors is doubly in the lead, as Ant-Man 3 fell to 2nd place this weekend. (Source: French Film)
Creed III raked in $58.7 million on its US debut, on 4,007 prints, the boxing franchise’s biggest debut by far: In 2015, the first spin-off of Rocky had sold 26.6 million green tickets in three days, then in 2018, its sequel had sold 35.5 million. This time, more Sylvester Stallone on the bill, it is his colt played by Michael B. Jordan who is fully the star of this sequel, and who also puts it on stage (this is the first production of the ‘actor). The reviews are good, and the expectation was there: thanks to its scores abroad, Creed III has already passed the bar of 100 million dollars in revenue.
In detail, the film recorded 38% of its American score during Imax sessions, and was a hit from the day of its release: on Friday alone, it collected 22 million dollars. Jonathan Majors, who plays Creed’s adversary, also stars inAnt-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, who had been at the top of the US rankings for a fortnight, and who fell to second place this weekend. He plays Kang, the new enemy of the Avengers, and is therefore twice at the top of the US thanks to these two projects.
However, within the MCU, this latest blockbuster is far from a hit! It won 12.4 million more this weekend in 3,825 theaters, or 186 million in the USA in three weeks, and 420 million worldwide. It will struggle to reach 500 million in overall revenue, writes Variety, while this sum is almost always exceeded by Marvel productions. Out of thirty films, alone The Incredible Hulk (2008), the first Thor et Captain America (2011), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), The Eternals and Black Widow (released the same year, in the midst of the Covid epidemic) remained below this symbolic bar.
Creed III : Michael B. Jordan assure la dynastie [critique]
Crazy Beard’Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2, Charlie’s Angels), completes the podium thanks to 11 million more dollars collected in 3,571 cinemas, or 41.2 million in fifteen days in domestic. A nice success for Universal, even if for the moment, the film has not been released outside the United States. It will take a few weeks to know its overall results. We can then note the presence ofAvatar 2 a you Puss in Boots 2which still hold their own in the top 10 despite having both been in theaters since December 2022. Among the new releases, the new Demon Slayer which starts in the top 5 confirms the good health of anime at the box office: supported by Crunchyroll, the success of Japanese cartoons is multiplying. And it’s a religious production, Jesus Revolutionwhich completes the top 5. Two films present next will not be released in cinemas in France: Operation Fortune: Cunning of Warthe new Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Aladdin) will be broadcast on Amaron Prime Video, and Magic Mike, the last danceon DVD.
Last size precision: Comscore writes that overall, this top of the American weekend is 37% higher than last year at the same period. The carton ofAvatar: The Waterway has boosted revenues this winter, and in March, this box office boost should continue thanks to expected films like Scream VI, Shazam 2 or John Wick 4.
American ranking for the weekend of March 3 to 5, 2023: