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‘Creed 2’ beats previews box-office record held by the first movie



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  • “Creed II” beat out the first movie in the franchise
    (“Creed”) in Tuesday night Thanksgiving preview screenings.
  • The sequel took in $3.7 million, while the original had $1.4
  • Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” just edged out “Creed
    II” with $3.8 million to be the biggest earner for Thanksgiving
    preview screenings ever, also beating 2015’s “Creed,” which
    previously held the record.


“Creed II” is on its way to having a big Thanksgiving holiday
weekend at the box office.

The sequel to the 2015 spin-off of the “Rocky” franchise — which
focuses on Adonis Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan), the son of
Rocky Balboa’s rival-then-friend Apollo Creed — has already
bested the first “Creed” movie in its Tuesday night preview

MGM reports that the movie took in an estimated $3.7 million,
according to Deadline, which tops the
preview showings for 2015’s “Creed,” which took in $1.4

That $3.7 million will be added to the box office earned by
“Creed II” on Wednesday, its first full day in theaters.

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And in a photo finish, Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” just
edged out “Creed II” with $3.8 million to now hold the
record for biggest Thanksgiving previews box office ever. The
previous record holder was the first “Creed” movie.

The first “Creed,” which also opened on Thanksgiving, took in
$42.1 million over the holiday
weekend in 2015. Industry projections have the sequel earning
around $55 million this weekend.

“Creed II” has been powered by the fans of the “Rocky” franchise
and given a late push by an 80% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

And Business Insider
 thinks the movie is a “worthy
sequel that still has those needed references to the ‘Rocky’
franchise the fans crave, but makes a point to build up Adonis’
own story.”

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