The incredible happened. Since it was announced that Sylvester Stallone would not be present at believe 3, many considered that the new film in the saga would not have enough to succeed at the box office. But a great marketing campaign, genuine audience interest, and a good movie combined to push the franchise to impressive numbers.
In United States, believe 3 debuted at number one at the box office. He did it with magnificent $58.6 million dollars (MDD), and it happened to become the best opening not only of its trilogy, but of the Rocky franchise in general. As a comparison, believe and believe 2 they debuted at $29.6 million and $35.5 million respectively, while all previous films starring Stallone have been under $20 million.
Besides, believe 3 it also represents the best debut ever for a sports movie. It exceeded $47.7 MDD of Cheap Shot: The Final Fire, tape that for almost 18 years held the record. The figure is surprising because the estimates were at least 15% below the final result; In addition, many believed that the absence of the iconic Rocky Balboa could affect him. However, the franchise proved to be more important than any one actor.
Outside of the United States, the tape was bagged $41.8 million from 75 markets for a global debut of $100.4 million. In most of those markets it was also the best debut of the series. At the moment, believe 3 it is 109% ahead of the original film (final $173 million), and 25% above its predecessor (final $214 million). In Mexico, for example, it debuted with $3 million dollars and took first place at the box office, knocking down Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Who will benefit from these figures? First up, Michael B. Jordan. The interpreter of Adonis Creed made his directorial debut with this film, and seeing his excellent results in critics and at the box office, it is obvious that several studios will fight not only his skills as an actor, but also as a filmmaker. Jonathan Majors He will also benefit, since he has been in first place at the box office for several weeks thanks to his antagonistic roles in Quantumania and now, believe 3.
Finally, many also recognize the effort of Amazon Studios to give believe 3 a big theatrical release. In 2021, the studio bought MGM, the company to which the rights to this trilogy belong. After that, many expected that believe 3 debuted directly in streaming, but Amazon Studios trusted the project, gave it a generous budget ($75 million), and decided to launch it in a big way, including several premium formats (IMAX, Dolby, etc.). The result was completely successful.
What do you think of the box office? believe 3? Did the movie really deserve the debut of the franchise? And most importantly, how sorry will Sylvester Stallone not participate in this installment?
Juan Jose Cruz I am one of those who always defended Robert Pattinson as Batman and can see the same movie in the theater up to 7 times. My guilty pleasure? Low budget horror movie.