The box office has a new reigning champion this weekend and his name is John Wick.
The hyper-violent Keanu Reeves franchise John Wick Chapter 3 — Parabellum broke the Avengers’ three-weekend grip and claimed the No. 1 spot in North America with $57 million earned domestically and another $35 million earned overseas.
— John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (@JohnWickMovie) March 21, 2019
The movie has a fan-favorite cast of Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, and Keanu Reeves who is playing the role of a retired hitman. This time he is being chased by an army of killers after a $14 million contract is put on his head.
“Avengers: Endgame” moved to second place globally as it earned $29.4 million in its fourth week. This puts Marvel’s Avengers finale at $771 million in North America, as the movie edged closer to a historic status as the all-time No. 1 grossing film.
The global total of Avengers: Endgame stands at $2.61 billion, just shy of the $2.79 billion earned by “Avatar” in 2009.
Endgame took a solid No. 2 on the domestic all-time charts, but in North America, it fell well behind Lionsgate´s new “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which took in $57 million from domestic markets, bringing its global total to $92 million so far.
The third chapter of John Wick exceeds expectations, as the franchise-best. It doubled the opening of the second film, which itself doubled the opening of the first film, at $30.4 million and $14.4 million respectively.
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” placed third and continued to do well, with $24.8 million. The movie is based on a Nintendo video game and has the animated title character Pikachu.
“A Dog´s Journey” from Universal placed fourth, at $8 million.
“The Hustle” from the United Artist stands at fifth place with $6.1 million. In this movie, Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway are seen as two con-women trying to scam an internet millionaire.
The Weekend’s Top 10
- “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” -$57 million ($35.2 million international).
- “Avengers: Endgame” – $29.4 million ($46.8 million international).
- “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” – $24.8 million.
- “A Dog’s Journey,” – $8 million ($15.5 million international).
- “The Hustle,” – $6.1 million.
- “The Intruder” – $4 million.
- “Long Shot” – $3.4 million.
- “The Sun Is Also a Star” – $2.6 million.
- “Poms” – $2.1 million.
- “Uglydolls” – $1.6 million.