If you thought an unending supply of reheated collard greens with a complimentary bout of The Itis would keep folks out of movie theaters this weekend you’re sadly mistaken.
MGM, New Line, and Warner Bros. delivered a knockout over the holiday weekend with the Steven Caple Jr.-directed Creed II. With Ryan Coogler unable to helm Creed’s sequel due to his commitments in Wakanda, the latest installment of the Rocky franchise earned an astonishing $56 million during it’s opening weekend. For those keeping track at home, that’s the biggest debut ever for a live-action Thanksgiving holiday release.
But it gets even better, because this is also the biggest unadjusted debut ever for a sports or boxing drama. Which of course means that this is the biggest debut ever for a Rocky movie.
So kudos to all involved. Once this mac and cheese haze wears off I’ll be at the theaters with the rest of ya’ll.