Michael B. Jordan’s feature directorial debut, Creed III, smashes multiple box office records, including the highest opening weekend for the Creed franchise and the best single-day weekend for any Amazon Studios release. The film, which sees the return of Tessa Thompson and Florian Munteanu and introduces Jonathan Majors as a new competitor, broke yet another major box office record upon its release on March 3.
After its highly successful opening weekend, Creed III has now accumulated a domestic box office total of $58.6 million, surpassing not only its previous records but also claiming the title of the highest-grossing opening weekend for any sports film in domestic box office history, according to Deadline
Will Creed 4 happen after the massive box office success of Creed III?
While Creed III initially seemed like a fitting conclusion to the Rocky spinoff trilogy, the film’s remarkable triumph has left fans speculating whether another sequel is in the works. Despite the lack of official confirmation from the studio at the moment, it’s hard to imagine that Creed IV won’t be given the green light after this kind of success.
Although Michael B. Jordan is confident that Creed IV is in the works, the film’s release may not be imminent. The Creed franchise has never been in a hurry to hit theaters, with lengthy gaps between each of the previous three films. With a five-year gap between Creed II and III, it’s possible that fans may have to wait another several years before the release of Creed IV, even if it moves forward as planned.
The significant time gap between the original Creed film and its third sequel could potentially serve as an advantage for the franchise’s future. With the passage of several years, the character of Creed could now take on a mentorship role for a young and upcoming boxer, much like how Rocky Balboa guided him in the first two films. This natural progression could enable the franchise to expand even further into the future, after having already captivated audiences for almost five decades.