Box Office: John Wick: Chapter 4′ Scores Franchise Best $137M Worldwide Debut

  1. John Wick: Chapter 4 (review)- $73.5M

Keanu Reeves was on target with the debut of John Wick: Chapter 4, as the final (?) sequel in the hit franchise broke numerous records. The $73.5M debut is the best so far, the same for the $137M worldwide total. It’s the rare franchise film to earn its largest debut this deep in, and the biggest R-rated opening in the post-pandemic era. Reviews have been killer, with 95% of critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes loving it, and ‘A’ Cinemascore. Not even a nearly 3-hour runtime could hold the fans back! The John Wick universe rolls on with a Ballerina spinoff starring Ana de Armas and a TV series centered on The Continental, but as for the core movies this could be the last we see of Reeves in the role. What a way to go out, though!

2. Shazam! Fury of the Gods– $9.7M/$46.3M

Continuing to prove powerless against middling reviews and bad press over this Dwayne Johnson situation, Shazam! Fury of the Gods fell 68% in its second weekend. After two weeks the film has just $46M domestic and prospects of a sequel are dwindling.

3. Scream VI– $8.4M/$89.9M

4. Creed III– $8.3M/$140.8M

5. 65– $3.2M/$27.8M

6. Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania– $2.4M/$209.8M

7. Cocaine Bear– $2.09M/$62.1M

8. Jesus Revolution– $2M/$49M

9. Champions– $1.5M/$13.5M

10. Avatar: The Way of Water– $1.4M/$680.4M


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.