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‘Creed II’ Sets China Release Date; First ‘Rocky’ Saga Pic To Weigh In Theatrically

MGM and has set an agreement with Jl Vision Film Co to release Creed II in China on January 4. This is the first movie in the Rocky saga to get a theatrical date in the Middle Kingdom, although previous titles have been available via other media. The sequel to 2015’s $174M worldwide grossing Creed was released domestically in late November and has cumed $133.7M globally through last weekend. MGM controls the China distribution rights.

Creed II is directed by Steven Caple Jr and stars Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. Also returning are Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris and Andre Ward with Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Russell Hornsby and Dolph Lundgren, who comes back to the franchise as Ivan Drago.

The story follows Adonis Creed whose life has become a balancing act. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight,

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