'John Wick: Chapter 4' Hits Franchise Record $137.5 Million USD at Global Box Office Weekend
John Wick: Chapter 4 is proving to be a major box office hit all around the world. The Lionsgate and Keanu Reeves-led action film has annihilated DC’s Shazam 2 with a domestic box office weekend of $73.5 million USD. The fourth installment gained a franchise record, opening over $137.5 million USD globally.
The film has received glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore from the audience. The film was shown in 3,855 theaters domestically and in 71 international markets. The international crowd raked in $64 million USD fo the film, pushing its global opening weekend number to $137.5 million USD. The fourth sequel has quickly surpassed the third film, the 2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum‘s $56.8 million domestic opening. So far, the Chapter 4 marks the biggest domestic opening of the pandemic era, an even the best one of 2023 so far.
John Wick: Chapter 4 debuted at No. 1 in every market, with the U.K. leading with $6.7 million USD, 56% ahead of its previous film. Reeves returns as the titular assassin, Baba Yaga and Chad Stahelski helmed the film as the director. Filled with action-packed sequences, the fourth sequel appears to live up to early reactions calling the film, “one of the greatest action movies ever made.” The cast features Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama, Ian McShane and the late Lance Reddick. The opening weekend audience was 69% male, while 70% of them were over the age of 25. Variety reports that “according toLionsgate, only nine franchises in the past 40 years have managed to set opening weekend records with their fourth outing.”
The box office this weekend was filled with standout entries including Creed III and Scream 6 following closely behind.
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