In the weekend box office report by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. reveals that they’re ready to move forward with a sequel to Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz:
Across town at Warners, executives were likewise upbeat about the debut of “Constantine.” “Considering that this was an unknown quantity, we’re obviously really pleased with the results and look forward to the sequel,” president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said. “The exits were excellent, which leads us to conclude that the film will continue to do well,” he noted. Co-produced with Village Roadshow, “Constantine” skewed slightly more male with 56% but was equally balanced in the age demographic with a 50-50 ratio of those older and younger than 25.
Constantine opened to a solid $34.6 million, according to estimates, for the four-day President’s Day holiday weekend. It was the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film during any four-day holiday frame, and it was a company best for WB for the President’s Day weekend.
After a smash start last week in Asia, the film also successfully launched into Europe, earning $3.8 million in Germany, $3.6 million in France, and $2.7 million in Spain. With strong holdovers in Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong, Constantine collected $15.5 million from 10 markets this weekend for an estimated total to date of $30.7 million internationally.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter