John Wick Chapter 4 Box Office: Keanu Reeves’ Movie Opens With $137.5 Million Worldwide Box Office Opening
Keanu Reeves star John Wick: Chapter 4 has collected an impressive $137.5 million (about Rs 1,132 crore) worldwide in the opening weekend, completely destroying his spandex-wearing competition Shazam! Fury of the Gods at the box office. Around $64 million (roughly Rs. 527 crore) has been taken from markets outside the US, which is an impressive feat for the region given that previous films in the John Wick franchise have made it. object of staggered outputs. Boosted by positive reviews and general word of mouth, John Wick 4 earned its best franchise opening, grossing $73.5 million (roughly Rs. 605 crore) in the US and Canada.
On Rotten Tomatoes, critics and fans seem to be on the same page, with the Keanu Reeves-directed film debuting with a score of 95% apiece. According to Deadline, the UK was the largest non-US pack market this time around, raking in $6.7 million (roughly Rs. 55 crore), 56% ahead of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Collection’s 2019 in the region.
Close behind was Germany, with an estimated gain of $5.5 million (around Rs 45 crore), while Australia added a further $4.68 million (around Rs 39 crore) to the pot. In light of the Ukrainian invasion in 2022, several Hollywood studios have decided not to release their films in Russia. However, Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group co-chairman Joe Drake claimed that John Wick: Chapter 4 had to be released in Russia due to “prior contracts”. “There were a number of steps we had to go through. We felt comfortable delivering the film and consulted with talent,” he said, as the film grossed $4.3 million (about Rs. 35 crore) in the region.
Mexico also came close, fetching $4.2 million (about Rs 34 crore), followed by India in seventh place, taking in $3.46 million (about Rs 28 crore) in sales of tickets. Then Brazil came in with $2.9 million (about Rs. 24 crore) and France added $2.69 million (about Rs. 22 crore). John Wick 4 will be released in Korea and the Middle East in April, while the Japanese release is scheduled for September.
As a direct sequel, John Wick: Chapter 4 sees our titular hitman (Reeves) join The Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) and embark on a global quest for vengeance against the High Table Council. The film has the added responsibility of introducing the Marquess of Gramont (Bill Skarsgård), a high-ranking member of the council, who challenges Wick to single combat where only one can survive. In an interview, director Chad Stahelski hinted that the new character will be tasked with “cleaning up all the mess from the first three movies.”
The film’s main competition at the box office, Shazam! Fury of the Gods opened with $65.5 million (about Rs. 539 crore) and has so far collected $102.4 million (about Rs. 843) crore after its second week. Upon seeing the results, director David F. Sandberg also claimed that he was “done with superheroes for now” and was eager to get back to his horror roots.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is out now in theaters around the world. In India, the film is available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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