John Wick dethrones the Avengers (Photo: Instagram)
Avengers: Endgame's three weekend reign of no.1 spot at the domestic box has finally come to an end with the arrival of John Wick. Last week, it was predicted that John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum is expected to rake in $40 million this weekend, with Endgame falling within the $30 million range and behold the results are in. According to Hollywood Reporter, the retired hitman’s rampage of a bloody path had made a huge debut weekend, earning $57.2 million stateside in 3,850 theaters, beating out Endgame's $29.4 million domestic earnings.
Parabellum's $57 million opening is the best-ever for the franchise, exceeding the first John Wick 's opening-weekend haul of $14.4 million and the $30.4 million that John Wick 2 took in back in 2017.
In the much-appreciated action franchise, John Wick 3: Parabellum, we see a $14 million open contract on Wick’s head and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. Stripped of the protection from a shadowy international assassin’s guild, Wick fights through one of the most ruthless killing sprees to keep his head above water. The Franchise also saw newcomers Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston join in on the fight.
Internationally, Parabellum earned $35.2 million from 66 international markets, led by $4.6 million in ticket sales in the U.K. and $3.8 million in Russia While Endgame took in its $29.4 million from 4,220 domestic locations, as well as $46.8 million in international markets.
Endgame that have made $2.62 billion worldwide ever so close to the all-time box office earner Avatar's $2.788 billion.