A box office K.O.: ‘Creed III’ debuts to $58.7 million

“Creed III” has sucker-punched domestic box office sales in its first weekend in theaters and made its debut at 58.7 million.

The MGM release knocked “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” out of first place and far surpassed both industry expectations and the opening weekends of the first two movies in the franchise.

Playing in 4,007 locations in North America, “Creed III” earned an estimated $58.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Going into the weekend, analysts expected the film to open in the $30 million range. The first “Creed” debuted at $29 million in 2015 and “Creed II” opened at $35 million in 2018.

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