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    ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Breaks Franchise Record For Highest Opening Weekend

    The pandemic brought the cinematic world to a standstill. Movie theaters had to be shut down so as to follow social distancing rules. This led to exponential growth in the OTT and streaming world as people stuck at home could watch movies and TV shows without having to leave their houses. As the world slowly started reopening major industries, people didn’t flock to the theaters as they did before the lockdown. People still preferred watching content from the comfort of their homes and cinema took a long time to regroup. But recent releases have once again pulled audiences from their homes to the theaters. One such movie is ‘John Wick: Chapter 4‘.

    Box office collections still haven’t reached the pre-pandemic height but films like ‘John Wick: Chapter 4‘ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ have managed to become the top-grossing movies of recent times. According to recent reports, the new installment in the John Wick series has managed to break all previous records in its franchise and has become the highest-earning John Wick movie. Read on to find more details.

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    ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Box Office Collections

    Keanu Reeves as John Wick
    Keanu Reeves as John Wick

    John Wick: Chapter 4‘, the latest installment in the John Wick franchise released on March 24, 2023, in the United States. The fourth film in the franchise has received overwhelmingly positive reviews across the globe with an IMDb rating of 8.5 and 95% approval on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The action film has decimated the box office competition with its collection for the opening weekend.

    The movie is produced by Lionsgate Films and managed to earn $73.5 million in the United States itself. This opening weekend amount is the highest for any movie in the franchise. In addition to the domestic collection, the collection from the international market amounts to $64 million. Hence, the movie’s worldwide collection for the opening weekend is $137.5 million. This amount of money is enormous for a post-pandemic movie release.

    The success of the movie has been attributed to good mouth-to-mouth publicity and great critical reception. The movie has been loved by both critics as well as the audience. Keanu Reeves reprises his role as John Wick in the movie and is accompanied by stars such as Donnie Yen, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Skargård, and Rina Sawayama.

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    All About John Wick Movie Franchise

    Keanu Reeves as John Wick
    Keanu Reeves as John Wick

    John Wick is a movie franchise that is centered on the character of John Wick (Keanu Reeves) who is a legendary assassin and hitman with a stellar reputation. Wick retires from the world of crime but is thrust into different missions because of his prowess. In the third and the fourth movie, he is escaping from the syndicate that has ordered a $14 million bounty on Wick’s head.

    There have been four movies released in the franchise as of yet, with more to come in the future. All the movies have been successful so far with all succeeding movies earning more than its predecessor. The first ‘John Wick‘ movie earned $14 million dollars in its first weekend. Whereas the second movie managed to get $30 million in its opening weekend. Similarly, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum‘ had a box office collection of $56.8 million in the first weekend.  

    The action movie franchise has garnered a massive fandom and has no plans of stopping yet. A spin-off movie named ‘Ballerina‘ and another sequel ‘John Wick: Chapter 5′ have been planned yet. The fourth movie ‘John Wick: Chapter 4‘ has a run time of approximately two hours and 49 minutes. The movie has been directed by Chad Stahelski and produced by Stahelski along with Erica Lee and Basil Iwanyk. The movie has been made on a budget of $100 million but is its well on its way to making profits.

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    Swarangi Gadekar
    Swarangi Gadekar
    Swarangi Gadekar is a Content Writer at First Curiosity. She likes watching and reading about everything - from a grisly murder to a slice-of-life comedy. You can often find her in a blanket staring at the laptop, shocked at the thrilling ride that a nice thriller can take you on.

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