It took the super assassin John Wick to take down Avengers: Endgame, as the third movie in the Keanu Reeves-starring franchise topped the box office.
John Wick 3 brought in around $57 million which topples Avengers: Endgame's fourth-weekend box office of around $29.411 million.
The number for John Wick 3 is exceptional, as a lot of third movies tend to flop, but John Wick 3 nearly doubled the last movie, which doubled the first movie. So John Wick 3 is performing over 300% better than the first movie's $14 million.
The flick has made almost $150 million worldwide to date and also has an A- CinemaScore, an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score with 92% of the audience stating they liked it, and a 74 on Metacritic.
Lionsgate is pretty excited by the number as Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, released a statement (via Deadline): “John Wick is a unique character and franchise that has grown in popularity from film to film and keeps getting better and better, thanks to the incredible talent of Keanu Reeves and because of the creativity and true artistry of the filmmaking team and our partners at Thunder Road, as well as director Chad Stahelski. This is the best-reviewed film of the series so far, and we believe word-of-mouth will continue to drive strong business for the film all over the world.”
John Wick 3 box office tops Avengers: Endgame
Regarding Avengers: Endgame's fourth box office, it dropped 53.5% and is just under Infinity War's own fourth weekend of $29,452,90. Endgame has a current domestic haul of $770,805,870, passing Avatar and becoming the second best movie in the U.S., and a current worldwide box office gross of $2,616,288,482. Avatar also stands at $2.787 billion for the top spot worldwide, so we see Avengers: Endgame is right there.
While John Wick 3 managed to take down Avengers: Endgame, Keanu Reeves is actually rumored for the MCU, so it seems to be all good.
The Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu, came in #3 for the weekend at $24,815,000 and has made over $290 million worldwide.