“Creed” reviews suggest that both Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone successfully revived the legendary movie “Rocky.” Furthermore, the movie has garnered $42 million in gross sales, 72% of which were from Philadelphia alone.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, despite the many blockbuster competitions “Creed” had to face for its release date such as “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “Spectre,” the “Rocky” spin-off still dominated box office charts, landing the third spot in rankings.
For its first week, “Creed” earned around $30.1 million for its first three days out in theaters, and a whopping $42.6 million on its fifth day on screens. The movie was budgeted at $37 million. It stars Sylvester Stallone, reprising his role as the legendary boxer in “Rocky,” and Michael B. Jordan, portraying Stallone’s character’s illegitimate son, whom he trains to face off his former nemesis, Apollo Creed.
In other news, Variety reported that the iconic Rocky Balboa, Stallone’s character in “Rocky,” has his very own statue erected in Philadelphia. This tribute has been donated by Stallone himself and has become the city’s symbol for its working class spirit.
Because of the Philadelphian loyalty, it’s no surprise that 72% of its movie sales were indexed at the locality. According to the distribution executive vice president at Warner Bros., Jeff Goldstein, “Philadelphia is on fire and it has been since opening day (of Creed).”
This was due to the fact that the five best-performing theaters throughout the country such as AMC Neshaminy, AMV Cherry Hill, Regal Riverview Plaza, among others were all based within Philadelphia, home of “Rocky” loyalists. Therefore, “Creed” has been anticipated to do well in the paces where “Rocky” was set, especially when Stallone reprised his original role and has great influence within the area.
“Creed” review outcomes have been positive with regards to the performance of the legendary and original Rocky Balboa of “Rocky,” Sylvester Stallone, and that of Michael B. Jordan who have the audience the feel of “Rocky” one again, especially in Philadelphia.