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John Wick: Chapter 3 Is Already Franchise's Most Successful Movie

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John Wick: Chapter 3 Is Already Franchise's Most Successful Movie

It was one of the most hotly-anticipated action movies to be released in some time, but no one could have predicted the success John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum has enjoyed since hitting cinemas.

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According to reports, the third instalment in Keanu Reeves' 'gun-fu' series has already become the highest grossing entry in the series - despite being released less than two weeks ago.

The blockbuster raked in $181 million at the global box office in its first 10 days, surpassing John Wick: Chapter 2, which took just $171.5 million and the OG John Wick, which took $88.7 million worldwide back in 2014.

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During its second weekend at theatres, Parabellum made an enormous $24.35 million in the United States, bringing its domestic takings to $107.1 million.

In the new John Wick 3: Parabellum, Wick is being hunted with a $14 million open contract on his life, after breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds.

Chapter 3 has become the most successful in the entire franchise. Credit: Lionsgate
Chapter 3 has become the most successful in the entire franchise. Credit: Lionsgate

A synopsis says: "The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental's manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he's 'Excommunicado' - membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members.

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"John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City."

Just last week it was announced that Chapter 3 had even knocked Marvel's cinematic juggernaut Avengers: Endgame off its box office perch.

Forbes confirmed the news, reporting that the movie had taken a 'frankly superb' $57.025 million domestically for its weekend debut.

In the same time frame, it was reported, Endgame took just more than $29m (although, yes, since its release it's gone on to make billions), while Pokemon: Detective Pikachu made $24m.

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Reeves has said he will carry on playing the brooding killer as long as he can. Credit: Lionsgate
Reeves has said he will carry on playing the brooding killer as long as he can. Credit: Lionsgate

And with numbers like this, it's hardly a surprise that producers have already announced that a fourth movie is in the works.

Eager to get moving with yet another instalment of the Wick saga, the film's makers have even confirmed a release date of May 2021, so fans don't have too long to wait to see more Reeves rage.

A campaign was launched, encouraging fans to text a specified number, and in return they got a message saying: "You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming - May 21, 2021."

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And fans will be pleased to read that the 'Boogeyman' himself, Keanu Reeves, is up for being involved long-term, too.

In a recent interview with GQ, the 54-year-old was asked how long he would continue in the role, to which he replied: "As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience wants to go."

Keep it coming, Keanu.

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Topics: World News, TV and Film, Interesting, US News, US Entertainment, john wick

Dominic Smithers
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