‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Shatters Records On Opening Weekend

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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“John Wick: Chapter 4” soared to the top of the box office and shattered records in its very first weekend of release.

The hit movie starring Keanu Reeves raked in an astounding $73.5 million during opening weekend, which is a franchise record for the “John Wick” series, according to Variety. The fourth edition of the film beat out its very own record, after seeing only $14 million from the original film’s opening, $30.4 million in the second installation and $56.8 million for “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” the outlet reported.

Reeves reprised his role as the legendary assassin and is being credited for putting forth his best acting skills and overall performance in this particular film.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” brought in $64 million at the international box office, debuting at No. 1 in each of its 71 opening markets. This brought the grand total to $137.5 million in accumulated profits, according to Variety.

The movie itself is said to have cost $100 million to produce, which is the highest price tag of all the “John Wick” series movies, according to Variety.

“This is a superb opening,” David A. Gross of movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research told the outlet. “Each of the ‘John Wick’ sequels has shown big growth. It’s outstanding.” (RELATED: Keanu Reeves Reveals Clause In Contract That Prevents ‘System Of Control And Manipulation’)

“John Wick: Chapter 4” runs for two hours and 49 minutes, yet the length of the film didn’t seem to deter any fans from coming out in a show of interest and support for the highly-anticipated movie. The film received a CinemaScore of “A.”

The gap between first place and second place is a substantial one. Runner-up “Shazam 2” generated $9.7 million from 4,071 venues after the film’s second weekend of release, according to Variety.

“Scream VI” took third place and collected $8.4 million from 3,355 cinemas in its third weekend, the outlet reported.