‘ The film is expected to pass $225 million globally this weekend.
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick Chapter 4Image via Lionsgate Films
There seems to be no slowing down John Wick: Chapter 4, as the Lionsgate tentpole continued its box office streamrolling by bringing in another three-day total of $28 million this weekend. This brings the film to a cumulative North American total of $122.6 million, a figure that is expected to keep rising.
Now in its second week, the film did see a drop of 62%, having raked in a franchise-best $73.5 million in its premiere weekend. However, drops such as this are not uncommon, as many fans flock to see their favorite franchise films opening weekend, ballooning the box office totals over those first three days. Despite this fall, the Keanu Reeves starrer has still helped Lionsgate crack a number of its own records at the movie theater. Its $73.5 million opening was a new high for the studio at the post-pandemic box office, and the hitman’s return to the cinema was also the largest haul of any R-rated film after COVID-19.
In addition to its high performance in the United States and Canada, John Wick: Chapter 4 has similarly been playing very well across the seas. This helped the film generate a massive $137.5 million at the global box office during its first weekend. John Wick: Chapter 4 opened in 71 international markets, and there are more on the way, as the film is playing in 75 total markets this weekend. This has it tracking for another succesful weekend across the globe, and Lionsgate said it expects the film to exceed $225 million at the worldwide box office over these three days. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as the film ballooned past $150 million at the global box office in less than one week.