'John Wick: Chapter 4' demolishes 'Shazam 2' at the box office with a $73.5 million domestic opening.
The fourth entry in the popular action franchise, which stars Keanu Reeves again in the title role, debuted to a franchise-best start in North America and more than $137 million worldwide.
Action picture After receiving excellent reviews and an A CinemaScore from viewers.
John Wick: Chapter 4 ripped up the weekend box office with a massive $73.5 million domestic debut from 3,855 cinemas.
It had a record-breaking worldwide start of $137.5 million from 71 markets, setting a series high on all fronts.
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The fourth entry in the popular Lionsgate action franchise easily outperformed the $56.8 million North American debut of 2019's John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.
It also represents one of the finest openings for Lionsgate in 2023 thus far and their biggest domestic debut of the epidemic period.
Furthermore, according to Lionsgate, it joins a limited group of movies that have achieved a franchise record in only nine of their previous 40 films or in its fourth outing.
Every market where the film debuted at No. 1 internationally. With $6.7 million, the U.K. took the lead, surpassing John Wick 3 by 56%.