LOS ANGELES – “Creed III” came out swinging at the box office this weekend, opening with $58.6 million in North America to lead all films, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
The latest entry in the “Rocky” franchise, directed by star Michael B. Jordan, beat out “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which grossed $12.4 million in its third week in theaters, Comscore reported.
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“Cocaine Bear” was third, making $11 million Friday through Sunday in its second weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada.
The anime film “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba — To the Swordsmith Village” opened in fourth place with $10.1 million, followed by “Jesus Revolution,” which grossed $8.6 million in its second week.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Avatar: The Way of Water” ($3.5 million), “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” ($3.1 million), “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” ($2.7 million), “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” ($1.1 million) and “80 for Brady” ($845,000).
This weekend’s overall three-day box office haul was estimated at $116.45 million. The year-to-date total is $1.229 billion — an increase of 37% over the figure at this time last year, according to Comscore.