‘Creed III’ punches its way to top of N. America box office

MGM’s boxing drama “Creed III” scored an opening-round knockout last weekend, taking in an estimated US$58.7 million (RM262.7 million) to top North America’s box office in one of the biggest debuts ever for a sports film.

That made first-time director Michael B. Jordan – who again plays rock-hard boxer Apollo Creed – the “undefeated box office champion,” said industry analyst Exhibitor Relations.