John Wick: Chapter 3 unseats Avengers: Endgame to win box office

Brenda Watkins
May 20, 2019

Th Avengers emerged victorious against the Mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, however, they met their greatest threat to date that being John Wick over the weekend and fell victim to the ex-hitman as Parabellum took the number one spot at the box office with $57 million, compared to the Avengers $29 million according to Variety. The first film opened with $14 million, the second film managed $30 million in its opening weekend, and Parabellum debuts with a whopping $57.02 million, which is $14 million more the entire domestic run of the original John Wick.

"Avengers: Endgame", which slid to second place on domestic box office charts, has now earned $771 million in North America. It is now the second-highest grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office, just behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Watch it above and let us know what you thought of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum in the comments. Endgame was No. 1 with $29.4 million, while Detective Pikachu was No. 3 with $24.8 million.

While we are still waiting for Avengers: Endgame to surpass Avatar at the global box office, the MCU superhero venture has surpassed the business of James Cameron's fantasy film in the American market.

"A Dog's Journey" arrived below expectations, launching at No. 4 with $8 million from 3,200 venues. A sequel to 2017's A Dog's objective, the film falls far short of its predecessor, which opened to $18.2 million.

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"The first film had incredible legs", Orr said".

This weekend's final new wide release, "The Sun Is Also a Star", collapsed with a disappointing $2.6 million bow from 2,073 theaters. "It's tough when one movie over performs by this kind of magnitude".

It's a far cry from the days of "The Fault in Our Stars'" $48 million debut in 2014, and even the last film based on a Nicola Yoon novel, "Everything, Everything", which opened to over $11 million in 2017. "Grown-ish" actress Yara Shahidi stars as a brainy student who forms a relationship with a charming exchange student ("Riverdale's" Charles Melton), as her family faces deportation. It got a poor B- CinemaScore.

Rounding out the top five is United Artist Releasing's "The Hustle", pocketing $6 million over the three-day frame.

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