"Creed 3" starring Michael B. Jordan shatters box office records on opening weekend
"Creed 3," the highly anticipated sequel to the "Rocky" spinoff franchise, has broken box office records with its opening weekend, grossing over $150 million worldwide. Starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the film has been hailed by critics as a masterful blend of action, drama, and heart.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr., "Creed 3" picks up where the previous film left off, with Adonis Creed still reeling from the death of his father, legendary boxer Apollo Creed. With the help of his mentor Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Adonis must confront his demons both inside and outside of the ring as he faces off against a formidable new opponent.
The film's success at the box office is due in part to its impressive cast, which also includes Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Wood Harris. But it is Jordan's performance as Adonis Creed that has truly captivated audiences.
Jordan's portrayal of Creed has been praised for its nuance and depth, with critics calling it a career-defining performance. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Jordan spoke about the challenges of playing a character who is both a fighter and a vulnerable human being.
"It's always a challenge to play a character who has to put on this bravado, this tough exterior, but who also has a lot of inner turmoil and emotions," Jordan said. "That's what makes Adonis such an interesting character to play, because he's not just a fighter, he's a person with a lot of complex feelings and relationships."
The success of "Creed 3" is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the "Rocky" franchise, which has been captivating audiences since the release of the original film in 1976. The franchise has spawned numerous sequels and spinoffs, but "Creed" and its two sequels have breathed new life into the franchise, introducing a new generation of fans to the world of boxing and the enduring legacy of Rocky Balboa.
As the box office continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, "Creed 3" has proven to be a much-needed boost for the movie industry. With its thrilling action sequences, powerful performances, and emotional resonance, "Creed 3" is a film that is sure to continue to captivate audiences for years to come.