John Wick Takes out the Avengers at the Weekend Box Office
Even the mightiest movies eventually run out of steam. After three weekends atop the box office charts, the Avengers have finally met their match. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum came in strong with a $57 million opening weekend. That was more than enough to take number 1 at the box office. For its fourth weekend, Avengers: Endgame brought in $29.4 million; which was down 53% from the previous weekend. However, Endgame‘s new total, $770 million, has pushed it past Avatar on the all-time domestic box office list.
John Wick: Chapter 3 also surpassed the $30 million opening weekend of John Wick: Chapter Two. The first John Wick film only hit $43 million domestically before becoming a hit after its theatrical run. John Wick: Chapter Two improved upon that total with $92 million. John Wick: Chapter 3 is well on its way to surpassing its predecessor. That probably means John Wick: Chapter Four will get a greenlight in the near future.
Coming in at number 3 was Detective Pikachu, with $23.2 million. From there, it’s a pretty steep drop to A Dog’s Journey at number 4 with $9 million. The Hustle came in fifth place with $6.3 million. The Intruder ($4.2 million) and Long Shot ($3.4 million) took sixth and seventh place, respectively. Rounding out the top ten were The Sun Is Also A Star ($2.6 million), Poms ($2.1 million), and UglyDolls ($1.6 million).
Looking ahead to next weekend, the live-action remake of Aladdin seems likely to be the new box office champion. It should be interesting to see what kind of hold John Wick: Chapter 3 and Avengers: Endgame will have in the face of another Disney blockbuster.
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