John Wick Box Office: Beloved Hitman Takes Out Avengers: Endgame
$57,025,000Total: $57,025,000LW: N THTRS: 3,8502.Avengers: Endgame$29,411,000Total: $770,805,870LW: 1 THTRS: 4,2203.Detective Pikachu$24,815,000Total: $94,001,846LW: 2 THTRS: 4,2484.A Dog’s Journey$8,000,000Total: $8,000,000LW: N THTRS: 3,2675.The Hustle$6,080,788Total: $23,145,512LW: 3 THTRS: 3,0776.The Intruder$4,025,000Total: $28,058,141LW: 4 THTRS: 2,2317.Long Shot$3,400,000Total: $25,723,046LW: 5 THTRS: 2,1108.The Sun Is Also A Star$2,600,000Total: $2,600,000LW: N THTRS: 2,0739.Poms$2,090,000Total: $10,010,092LW: 6 THTRS: 2,75010.Uglydolls$1,600,000Total: $17,243,668LW: 7 THTRS: 2,030
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The big story here, of course, is . The previous two installments of the movie definitely had nice little runs at the box office, but round three almost doubled the weekend opening of round two, per Box Office Mojo. That’s definitely a sign of a franchise trending in the right direction. Whether there will be a Chapter 4 is still unclear (info here WITH SPOILERS), but there’s still the spinoff rolling forward over at Starz and it’s hard to imagine Hollywood deciding to pass on a cash cow. As such, I’d expect to see another film too, whether it’s a direct sequel or a spinoff.
Obviously, we should all tip our caps to , as well. The film may not have won a historically significant number of weekends, but it’ll go down as one of the highest grossing movies of all-time. That’s ultimately a lot more important than winning a fourth weekend, which is as much related to competition as it is to absolute popularity. Obviously, the natural question moving forward is where the MCU goes from here and what the new normal as far as box office grosses might be. I don’t think anyone at the Mouse House will be expecting numbers like this anytime soon, but it remains to be seen whether franchises like will be able to eclipse their prior entries now that the MCU isn’t directly building toward a clear climax.
All involved with should be happy with the film’s solid second weekend, as well. Fans are already speculating on what Pokemon movies they’d like to see next, and it now seems certain we’ll see another movie with a sizeable budget in the near future, which is the entire goal of trying to launch a franchise. Now whether that movie will include Pikachu or Ryan Reynolds is anyone’s guess, but still deserves all the credit for proving enough people are invested in Pokemon to make a $100M+ budget a reasonable expense.