“Creed III” Brings in Highest Box Office Debut for a Sports Film
Michael B. Jordan pulled double duty as both the director and star of the third installment of the Creed series. Now, his hard work is paying off. Creed III brought in $58.6 million over the weekend, making it the highest netting debut for a sports film in history. Additionally, it was the highest net for any of the three films in the series. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania came in second with $12 million and Cocaine Bear was just behind with $11 million.
Nicki Minaj Unveils Lineup for Her New Label
“Queen Radio” is back on the airwaves. The Apple Music original returned to the platform after a quick detour to Amazon Music last season, and Nicki Minaj celebrated the return with some major news. The rapper announced that she is launching her own label. However, she’s keeping the name under wraps for the time being. The lineup includes four emerging artists: Nina Fofie, Skeng, Rico Danna, and London Hill.
Penny Hardaway Debuts Custom Nike in Match Up Against No. 1 Houston
As Memphis hosted the No. 1 Houston Cougars and the game was broadcast on a national stage, head coach Penny Hardaway flossed some custom kicks for the event. He debuted an ACES custom of the Air Penny 1 that pays tribute to his legendary career. Boardroom’s Ian Stonebrook has all the details on the special pair. Memphis came up just short, losing 67-65.
Justin Bieber Stages Surprise Appearance at Rolling Loud
Justin Bieber has been laying low since he postponed dates on his Justice World Tour following his last performance at Rock in Rio in September. Earlier this week, Bieber confirmed the cancelation of the tour’s outstanding stops, including Madison Square Garden. However, he made a rare appearance on stage in LA over the weekend. The Biebs joined Dan Toliver for a performance of their most recent collab, “Private Landing,” at Rolling Loud.
Spike Lee Accepts WGA Honor with Signature Flair
The Knicks-Celtics double-OT nail biter had fans of both teams on the edge of their seats on Sunday night. Perhaps the most famous — and the biggest — Knicks fan was not going to miss his beloved team getting the W. Spike Lee received a lifetime achievement award at the Writers Guild of America Awards in New York City on Sunday night. However, while he was on the stage, he took a moment to check the score and broke out into a refrain of “Boston sucks!” He concluded his comments, saying, “Writing is no joke, as you know .. This sh-t ain’t easy. So … let’s hope the Knicks win in overtime. Thank you.”
Max Verstappen Notches First Win of the F1 Season
Max Verstappen is picking up the 2023 F1 season right where he left off. The Red Bull Racing driver took home his first win of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix, edging out his teammate Sergio Pérez. The next stop on the season tour is in Saudi Arabia on March 19th.