John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is officially the top dog of the headshot-a-palooza known as the John Wick franchise. The film ended the four-day holiday weekend with a worldwide total of $182 million, topping the $171.5 million take of John Wick: Chapter 2 in just ten days. Directed by Chad Stahelski, Parabellum sees Keanu Reeves reprising the role of super-assassin John Wick alongside Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and a pair of extremely good dogs who deserve most if not all of the movie’s box office haul. Check out our full review right here.
After a franchise-high opening weekend of $57 million that knocked Avengers: Endgame out of the top spot for the first time, Parabellum had a pretty solid second weekend. The gun-happy R-rated action flick played second-fiddle to Disney’s live-action Aladdin—which surprised with a whopping $112 million domestic and $234 million worldwide—but it did stay atop familiar names like Endgame and Pokemon Detective Pikachu.
Extremely unsurprising now is Lionsgate announcing John Wick: Chapter 4 just three days after Parabellum hit theaters. The sequel, reported via the John Wick text line, is set to arrive on May 21, 2021.
For more on John Wick 3, make sure to check out the links below:
- Watch: Director Chad Stahelski Goes Deep on ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ in 80-Minute Q&A
- How ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Is Like ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’
- Keanu Reeves on ‘John Wick 3’ and Killing an NBA Player With a Book
- ‘John Wick 3’: Ian McShane & Lance Reddick on Fixing Your Glasses During a Firefight
Here is the official synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum:
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.