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Creed Breaks Record For Tuesday Night Preview Screening

November 25, 2015 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Deadline reports that MGM/New Line Cinema’s Creed set a box office record for Tuesday night preview screenings during Thanksgiving week as it earned $1.4 million. This beats the previous winners Frozen ($1.2 million) and Horrible Bosses 2 ($1 million). It’s expected to bring in $35 million over five days.

Creed was directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. The spin-off is the the seventh movie in the franchise, which usually opens around Thanksgiving (including Rocky, Rocky IV and Rocky V). Rocky Balboa was the last in the MGM series and opened before Christmas with $26.7 million over five days before a final gross of $70.3 million. Creed could do much better as it has a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. It had a budget of $37-38 million with MGM paying for 50%, WB/New Line 37.5% and RatPac 12.5%.

Disney and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur also did well as it brought in $1.3 million, beating $1.2 million made by Frozen but falling behind Big Hero 6‘s $1.4 million Thursday night start during the first week of November last year. It will make between $60 million and $65 million over five days

Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur was also big, generating $1.3M from 7 PM shows last night, beating the $1.2M made by Frozen in previews, and behind Big Hero 6‘s $1.4M Thursday night good dinosaurstart last year during the first frame of November. It had a budget of just under $200 million.

Meanwhile, it’s believed that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will do well over three days with $50 million but could drop to second over five days. She earned $11.3 million on Tuesday, up 33% from Monday. Since its release, the film earned $122.5 million, $20.5 million behind the last movie. It will pass $300 million worldwide today. The momentum for all films will be helped as most kids are out of college and K-12 school today. Numbers typically go down on Thanksgiving Day and up again on Black Friday.