Avengers: Endgame CRUSHES Avatar at the U.S. box office - read details

Oscar Cross
May 20, 2019

The news comes as a shocker as unlike the noise generated from the Avengers which well. may have fuelled its numbers, John Wick quietly stole the show earning an estimated 57.02 million in its first weekend and ranked number 1 in 53 of 66 global markets raking in $92.225 million worldwide.

John Wick: Chapter 3 also surpassed the $30 million opening weekend of John Wick: Chapter Two.

After three weeks in the top spot, Avengers: Endgame, has now passed Avatar to become the second highest grossing film ever in the United States and Titanic to become the second-highest grossing film ever worldwide (behind only Avatar). Wick seems to have escaped the dismal fate of many third-chapter films with a strong box office, and beating the summer's biggest blockbuster on its opening is another feather in its cap.

Avengers: Endgame had taken just over $29m in that same time frame (although, yes, since its release it's made billions), while Pokemon: Detective Pikachu has taken $24m, meaning that the third installment of the neo-noir Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot.

John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters this Friday. From there, it's a pretty steep drop to A Dog's Journey at number 4 with $9 million. That was enough to nab the box office crown from "Avengers: Endgame", Marvel's latest juggernaut that collected $29.4 million during its fourth weekend of release. A sequel to 2017's A Dog's goal, the film falls far short of its predecessor, which opened to $18.2 million.

Honestly, despite the dark and violent subject material of the films, everyone wants Keanu Reeves to succeed, and these John Wick movies bring out the best in Keanu's supportive audience - there's something very underdog about both the films and the actor. The film opened to an estimated $2.6 million across 2,073 theaters for eighth place.

The romance drama, based on Nicola Yoon's novel, received mixed reviews.

"John Wick 3" holds an A- CinemaScore and 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "It's tough when one movie over performs by this kind of magnitude".

Ticket sales are have fallen around 10% behind a year ago, according to Comscore.

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