John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is all set to rule the box-office in the coming week. As a shining example of an action-movie franchise that’s gotten better with each installment, the movie has been receiving rave reviews off late. Riding the wave of positive reception, John Wick 3 opend to a power-packed $22.67 million Friday that includes $5.9 million from Thursday night showings, and looks set to earn $55 – $58 million in its opening weekend.
With those results, John Wick will become the first movie that dethrones Avengers: Endgame from its No. 1 position at the box office, a spot it’s held since the three weeks it debuted. Endgame will still bring in enough money to pass Avatar, though that is a story for another article. This one’s about John Wick and the Keanu Reeves starrer is rocking a great box-office and looks set to outgross its predecessors. John Wick: Chapter 2 made almost $170 million, nearly double the amount of the original John Wick. If John Wick 3 can finish its run with a total north of $300 million in this crowded summer season, it should be considered as a huge success.
Does the success open up the possibility of more John Wick movies though? That’s a tough one to answer at this point although all signs point to a yes. If nothing else, there’s The Continental TV series in development; a spin-off centered around the ominous hotel that provides shelter to assassins, provided they abide by its mysterious code and strict set of rules.