John Wick 3 beats Avengers: Endgame at box office

By Nici de Wet
20 May 2019
Keanu Reeves. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Keanu Reeves. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

John Wick is slaying it at the box office!

John Wick is slaying it at the box office!

The third instalment of the action thriller franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the super-assassin has toppled the three-week reign of Avengers: Endgame in the US.

According to recently released figures, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum grossed an estimated $57 million (R798 million) in its opening weekend in North America, Daily Mail reports.

Endgame slipped to second place in its fourth weekend with $29,4 million (R411,6 million) while Pokémon Detective Pikachu nabbed third place with $24,8 million (R347,2 million) and A Dog's Journey opened in fourth with $8 million (R112 million).

John Wick 3 – which opened on 17 May in South Africa – sees Keanu starring opposite Oscar-winner Halle Berry, who plays new character Sofia, Coming Soon reports.

“John Wick is fighting for his life! He just wants his life back, which I think is good,” said Keanu in a recent interview. “He’s on the run and thinks Halle Berry’s character has some information for him. They have a past, and they get involved with The High Table, this kind of overlording entity.”

Angelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, and Jason Mantzoukas also co-star while Ian McShane, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and Ruby Rose reprise their roles.

Meanwhile the world of John Wick is set to continue on the small screen with a spin-off TV series called The Continental in the works. Acclaimed writer and producer Chris Collins (Sons Of Anarchy, The Wire) will executive produce it.

A spin-off movie called Ballerina is also set to be coming soon, which follows a child assassin in the world of John Wick.

Watch the trailer here:

Sources: Daily MailComing SoonABC News

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