Fights erupt at ‘Creed III’ screenings in France, Germany
Life imitates art – and not always for the better.
“Creed III” is sparking arguments among audiences during screenings in France and Germany, and some fear that viral footage of the altercations could be part of a dangerous new social media challenge.
During its opening week starting March 1, Michael B. Controversy has erupted during several screenings of the film, starring Jordan. According to the deadline.
French media outlets reported that about a dozen separate incidents occurred over the weekend in France, leading some independent theaters to pull the film from their screens.
On Saturday, police were called to a Megarama theater in the central French city of Saint-Etienne after a security guard was hit in the head during a fight where cans and bottles were being thrown around.
On the same day, 500 people were evacuated from a Kinepolis cinema in Thionville, France, after a large fight, which led to the cancellation of the screening.
A fight at a screening at the Metropolis cinema in the northern town of Charleville-Mezieres led to another evacuation after two people started fighting and were eventually arrested and temporarily held in police custody.
However, all three of these theaters kept “Creed III” on the schedule program.
A theater that decided to remove the film from its schedule at the nine-screen Cine Center complex in the northern town of Drakes said it led to “inappropriate behavior” that did not reflect its “values,” according to its website.
Police were also called in to break up fights in Germany during screenings in the cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Essen.
German media outlets were concerned that, because some Footage of fights Acts of violence may be part of a social media challenge during screenings that go viral.
A French exhibition professional told Deadline that these were isolated incidents, pointing out that there were more than 10,000 screenings in its opening week in 600 theaters in France, so these minor skirmishes did not appear to be part of a campaign. can
On its opening night, “Creed III” grossed $22 million, According to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
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