John Wick 3 Beats Avengers: Endgame at the Box Office

The mighty warriors put up a phenomenal fight to save the world but John Wick beat their three-week box office run in just the opening weekend
John Wick 3 Beats Avengers: Endgame at the Box Office
Posters for John Wick 3 and Avengers: Endgame

Marvel’s latest, the star-studded Avengers: Endgame pulled in $29.4 million during its fourth weekend. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum collected $57 million in its opening weekend.

The third installment in the Keenu Reeves action franchise opened above expectations. It surpassed its predecessors’ records as well as the 2014 John Wick had collected $14.4 million and 2017’s Chapter 2 garnered $30.4 million.

The audience, it seems, growing exponentially for the series about a talented assassin who never seems to get a break.

John Wick: Chapter 3 has also hit franchise record overseas by collecting $35 million from around 66 international markets for a global start of $92 million.

"This is the best reviewed film of the series so far," said Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. "We believe word-of-mouth will continue to drive strong business for the film all over the world."

In Parabellum, Reeves returns as the ex-hitman who finds himself on the run from assassins. The movie is directed by stuntman-truned-director Chad Stahelski and written by series-creator Darek Kolstad. The film also features Halle Berry and Laurence Fisburne.

Meanwhile, Avengers earned a total of $771 million in North American – officially leaving behind Avatar’s that collected $761 million. Avengers: Endgame has become the second-highest grossing movie at the domestic box office. The first slot is held by Star Wars: the Force Awakens.