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19th May 2019

John Wick finally blasts the Avengers off their box office perch

Dave Hanratty

The man doesn’t miss

All things must end.

Having enjoyed dominance at the worldwide box office for the past three weeks – a long time in the entertainment world – Avengers: Endgame has been knocked from the top spot.

And there was only one man who could accomplish such a mission; the legendary lethal assassin that is Keanu Reeves.

Or, rather, the legendary lethal assassin that he has been playing for the past few years; John Wick.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum enjoyed a huge opening weekend, taking in $57.2 million in the United States, and $35.2 million internationally, for a total take of just over $92 million.

Endgame is still going strong, mind, having made over $2.5 billion worldwide, with many still turning out to see it.

Avatar’s $2.788 billion total means that James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic is still the highest grossing film ever made, but this battle is by no means over.

John Wick 3 isn’t going to come close to those lofty heights, but a hit is a hit, and with the latest chapter ending on another open-ended note, don’t be surprised to see Keanu rocking another bloody suit in another couple of years’ time.

Speaking of the actor, an anecdote doing the rounds on Twitter this weekend provided yet further confirmation that he is indeed a great man.