“John Wick 3” Finally Breaks “Avengers: Endgame” Box Office Topping Streak

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Halle Berry as Sofia in John Wick 3 (Image: Farid-ul-Haq)

John Wick 3 saw an impressive box office debut of $56.8 million from a total of 3,850 theatres in the US. We should all go and support action films that feature queer representation and offer a fun time.

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame saw its No. 1 streak end after three weeks in North America because of John Wick 3. The Keanu Reeves-led action film is the latest installment in the highly popular John Wick franchise.

The $56.8 opening (May 17 to 19, 2019), is the best yet for the franchise. It has exceeded the openings for the first two movies, which were $14.4 million and the $30.4 million respectively. The total gross for the third film currently stands at $93.3 million. With a reported production budget of $55 million, John Wick: Parabellum is well on its way to making a profit and ensuring this series continues.

Do read my review of JW 3: Parabellum. Halle Berry as Sofia is amazing in this film. It also features queer representation, which makes it even more awesome.

As for the rest of the box office results, Avengers: Endgame came in at second place with $29.9 million for the weekend. The most recent MCU installment has collected $771.3 million domestically. The worldwide gross sits north of $2 billion. So, don’t feel bad about its box office-topping streak coming to an end. We have to show some love for mid-range movies, too.

Detective Pikachu settled for third place with $25.1 million. The worldwide gross for the first Pokemon live-action move is currently nearing $300 million against a production budget of $150 million. These aren’t impressive numbers, but still, I hope the Pokemon live-action franchise continues.

Here are the box office details:

  1. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $56.8 million (New Release)
  2. Avengers: Endgame – $29.9 million
  3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $25.1 million
  4. A Dog’s Journey – $8 million (New Release)
  5. The Hustle – $6.1 million
  6. The Intruder – $4 million
  7. Long Shot – $3.3 million
  8. The Sun Is Also a Star – $2.5 million (New Release)
  9. Poms – $2.1 million
  10. UglyDolls – $1.7 million

Lionsgate has scheduled John Wick 4 to be released on May 21, 2021.

Have you watched John Wick 3: Parabellum yet? What did you think of it? Let us know.

(via Box Office Mojo)

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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