Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson

MGM's Creed II, the much-hyped sequel to Creed (2015), came in second to animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet, which grossed $3.8 million in Thanksgiving preview showings on Tuesday.

'Ralph', the critically acclaimed sequel to 2012's animated film 'Wreck-It Ralph', is expected to gross up to $75 million over the Tuesday-to-Sunday Thanksgiving corridor.

Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone, took in an impressive $3.7 million in Tuesday previews -- more than double the $1.5 million that Creed rang up at the box office in 2015 Thanksgiving previews.

MGM poured millions of dollars into marketing Creed II, which is expected to outperform Creed's box office sales.

In Creed II, Adonis Creed (Jordan) takes on Viktor Drago in a big money match. Adonis never met his dad, former boxing champ Apollo Creed. Adonis was born after Apollo was beaten to death in Rocky IV (1985) by Viktor's dad, Russian boxer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).

Stallone reprises his role as former heavyweight champ Rocky Balboa, who trains Adonis and helps him overcome his inadequacies that stem from the lack of a father-son bond in his childhood.

  • tintin

    Michael stock has gone all the way up. Hes doing good things

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • iWasteTime

    I go tonight! 7:30!!
    I can't wait, I'm fan of the franchise as a whole though.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Be safe and enjoy ...... I need to see it myself

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I saw it last night! And you will be cheering in the damn theater. I thought I was in the arenas at a fight ? all around good movie! Enjoy it guys

  • imright

    i cant wait to see The Possesion Of Hannah Grace ??

  • Dahl

    Can’t wait to see it!

  • Phillybruh

    Taking my boys too see Creed 2 on Friday, so glad they are out of the cartoon stage.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I think boxing is barbaric. It's not a sport. It's corporate sanctioned violence. I am not entertained by savagery.

    Another celebrity website had an issue with me saying that; so, they deleted my post. ?

  • http://fromauniqueperspective.wordpress.com From A Unique Perspective

    My goodness Michael is gorgeous. I really gained respect for this man this year seeing as though he has done an amazing job promoting himself and his brand and also supporting so many Black award shows and platforms this year. His other Black Panther costars (especially the foreign newbies) should take note.

  • oshh16

    Don't care for MBJ but I do like the Rocky franchise including the 1st Creed.

  • Joy King

    Thanks for the reminder as I can’t wait to see this movie. Loved part 1 and the entire series. I binge watch every year. Rocky 3 with Mr. T is still my all time favorite Rocky movie. Mr. T was scary mean and Slyvester Stallone’s body was so cut.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Was a HUGE Rocky fan. And Rocky 4 with the Russian which this movie is based on, was my FAVE. Apollo died. Living In America with James Brown, Bridgette Nielsen was a straight up FOX. Dolph Lundgren and his famous "I will break you" line. A LOT of gems in that movie. So 1980s. Will be seeing this!

  • SpiceGirl

    Can not wait to see it myself.......ty

  • SpiceGirl

    Well EVERYONE is entitled to THIER opinion....and you just stated yours....I feel the same way with UFC fighting tho. Boxing not so much.....Plus THIS is just a movie.

  • Miss Thang

    This man looks too much like my brother so I can't lust after him.

  • Fire & Ice

    That's my favorite one also! Bridgette was a baddie fa sho ?? ?. I use to have a co worker who was in LOVE with Dolph.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Boxing movies are the number one sports genre movies and are box office gold. Rocky won an Oscar and so did Million Dollar Baby and Raging Bull. But okay.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Dolph was that dude. Brigitte was and still is bad af body wise. Listen??

  • Bossy704

    What a non threatening, accessible Black man.

  • NaeNay

    Everything FF said. I will be seeing it this weekend.

  • Renee26

    I'm here for it!

  • Renee26

    Heeyyy!! Is he single...and bowlegged too?

  • A D N

    I guess I will watch Creed 1 first.

  • Yoni7

    I LOVED THAT ONE TOO!

  • Yoni7

    My ex is a UFC DIE HARD FAN! I ONLY watched because of him. Couldn't get me to look at that crap now.

  • Yoni7

    I've never seen the first one. I want to see Widows.

  • Dun Dilly

    But who's REALLY threatening, tho? Snoop?

  • FukkFolks2018

    My fave. Hands down. My sister first husband owned it on...VHS lol. I used to love going to spend the weekend with them in Fayetteville when I was a kid. He had all the 80s stuff on tape lmao.

  • FukkFolks2018

    My current is a UFC PS4 fan. He has them ALL in his playing rotation lol. I got him the newest one as a Father's Day gift lol

  • Yoni7

    Chile, I'm so glad those days are OVA! LOL

  • Applebum

    Never seen it. I don’t have the patience for movies anymore.

    Sylvester Stallone is one disgusting and wickedly evil man. His time will come soon enough.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Michael (whom I attended his break out film "Fruitville Station" with at The BET Cinema Experience) has come along way. But he's NO Will Smith & NEVER will be.

  • Applebum

    I’m shocked on how many women find this guy Micheal B Jordan hot. All over social media, all black women going crazy over him. I be staring hard trying to find something........I can’t get pass his lips. I couldn’t have a crush on any dude who doesn’t like my race or his own race.

    I don’t think he’s straight.

  • Miss Thang

    lol he's married. Girl, I used to get so sick of all my friends elementary through high school having crushes on my brother! Annoying af

  • TamG

    I saw it, it was enjoyable. If you liked the first, you’ll like the sequel. I give the first 8/10, the second 7/10. I like movies the whole family can watch.

  • TamG

    Agree about boxing, but if a movie is done well, the boxing will be secondary to the story.

  • TamG

    They were clapping in the theater I saw it in last night too lol.

  • Gloria

    He never said he didn't like black women. He even addressed it in an interview.

  • MistaO

    We'll be there to support my cat MBJ!!

  • Renee26

    Same here with my bro and friends ?

  • MistaO

    So what if he dosen't, shouldn't we support anyone finding love, just like Serena or Megan? Oh, sorry I forgot that only applies to black females...

  • Miss Thang

    I'm starting to really like Tessa Thompson.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I love me some Tessa and MBJ

  • Gloria

    I think you should be directing your comment to applebum. I don't care who he dates or bumps his pelvic with.

  • Missy

    & u knw Brigitte just gave birth. At 54 i think.

  • PhillyFacts

    Really? I don’t know much about Stallone what did he do?

  • dontgetblocked

    I fell asleep during the first Creed. I'm just tired of seeing mixed raced women as the only representation of black women on film. MBJ loves his Snow bunnies. I won't be wasting my money on this movie. Won't even watch it on the stick.

  • dontgetblocked

    Let Becky support him. Just like Michael Ealy hiding his non-black wife from black women. I'm sick of these self-hating ninjas.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I have to watch the first one, and then I can go see this one. Looking forward to it.

  • Malcom Flex

    He's not straight.

  • Malcom Flex

    Not going yall enjoy, though.

  • Coffee1st

    ?? What he do????

  • Coffee1st

    Yeah she wuz...i was mortified when i saw her yrs later.

  • Queen B

    Im going to see both this weekend

  • gail jones

    There is absolutely NOTHING about him to me either. There are millions of 'Michaels', I know, but his shìt just seems cornballish, because it like a bite from the GOAT.

  • Faithz

    Good seeing people of color collecting them coins, I am not
    mad at them.

  • Rhondalousey

    ????

  • SpiceGirl

    To brutal for me.....

  • EMILY POST

    Yes Hollywood needs to do better with the casting of black women.