Thursday, 19 September, 2019

John Wick takes over from Avengers:Endgame at BoxOffice

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Lora Ball | 21 May, 2019, 15:41

This means that Endgame is sailing past Avatar's $761 million in domestic ticket sales and taking the No. 2 spot here - behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is still No. 1 domestically with $937 million in the box office sales.

Cast member Keanu Reeves arrives for a screening of the movie "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 15, 2019. At worldwide Box Office, Endgame is still chasing Avatar's number i.e. $2,788 million equivalent to Rs 19,406 crores.

John Wick 3 will be the biggest opening for Lionsgate since its huge $102.6 million opening for 2015's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. However, it has also finally hit an iceberg, this one in the form of Keanu Reeves. Stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski helmed the movie, written by series-creator Derek Kolstad. The film also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane in key roles.

During its opening weekend, the film accounted for more than four out of every five tickets sold in USA cinemas. Worldwide, "Endgame" just hit $2.6 billion in ticket sales worldwide, inching up on "Avatar" and its $2.78 billion global record.

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"A Dog's Journey" from Universal placed fourth, at $8 million. The Intruder ($4.2 million) and Long Shot ($3.4 million) took sixth and seventh place, respectively. A sequel to 2017's A Dog's goal, the film falls far short of its predecessor, which opened to $18.2 million. The movie opened to a whopping $357 million at the domestic box office.

The film raked in $57 million in its opening weekend, which is double the opening business of its prequel.

Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution, noted that the sequel had similar reviews to "A Dog's objective". The YA romance drama, based on Nicola Yoon's novel, received mixed reviews. It earned a "B-" CinemaScore, and a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yara Shahidi ("Grown-ish") stars as a brainy student who falls for charming exchange student (Charles Melton of "Riverdale"), as her family faces deportation.

"It reflects the genre", Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief, said of the $9 million film's underwhelming start. "It's tough when one movie over performs by this kind of magnitude".

Coming in at number 3 was Detective Pikachu, with $23.2 million. The Pokemon adaptation with Ryan Reynolds has generated $94 million in North America. The Hustle came in fifth place with $6.3 million. Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway co-star in the comedy, which has made $23 million to date.

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