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Creed, Michael B Jordan

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The hit movie, Creed, staring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone and Phylicia Rashad may have not come in at number one at the weekend box office but the boxing thriller did experience a victory.

According to The Wrap, the Rocky sequel raked in a whopping $42.6 million over the last five days ($30.1 million in the first three days) making it the highest grossing opening for a Rocky film.

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Creed has received critical acclaim since coming out. Rotten Tomatoes writes that “Creed brings the Rocky franchise off the mat for a surprisingly effective seventh round that extends the boxer’s saga in interesting new directions while staying true to its classic predecessors’ roots.”

While, A.V. Wire‍ ’​s Herman Dhaliwal gave the film a very positive review, writing, “I will say the film was everything I could have ever wanted and then some. It’s a film that could have gone so wrong in so many ways so easily, but the results show something that is genuine and inspired. It takes the smartest possible routes with the story it wants to tell and delivers in basically every way it needed to. Ryan Coogler cements himself as one of the best rising filmmakers working today, as he crafts an emotional, funny, compelling and uplifting film that is full of strong performances.

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