John Wick: Chapter 4 has slayed its three predecessors to officially become the best-reviewed film in the blockbuster franchise. After nearly 90 reviews, the latest installment of Keanu Reeves’ action saga has scored a stellar 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Reviewing the film for Cinapse, Ed Travis called John Wick: Chapter 4 ‘simply one of the greatest action films of this generation, and perhaps of all time.’ Particular praise has been heaped on the debut of franchise newcomer, martial arts legend Donnie Yen, and the sequel’s long three hour runtime has not dimmed enthusiasm.
Film’s advance started in India last weekend and film took a fantastic start at box office. Film opened today in paid previews and took expected fantastic start. Film crossed 2.50 nett which meant a good growth over weekend which was bound to happen as there was no big competition from Bollywood or regional films
On Friday and over weekend film has collected more numbers in India than combined total of all new and hold over releases. Film crossed 6.25 cr nett which means 8.75 cr nett total including paid previews. In Saturday film jumped big and collected 9 cr nett. On Sunday again film posted a solid number of 9 cr nett.
Film has weekend total of 26.75 cr nett India which makes it first super hit Hollywood film in India in 2023. Film held on Monday with 50% drop and collected 3-3.10 cr nett. Film is heading for 36 cr nett week and 45 cr nett lifetime, three times of all earlier three parts combined!
Following are the collections for the film:
Thursday: 2.50 cr (paid previews)
Friday: 6.25 cr
Saturday: 9 cr
Sunday: 9 cr
Monday: 3.10 cr
Total: 29.85 cr nett
John Wick 4 Is Global Blockbuster
“John Wick: Chapter 4” knocked down the box office competition, collecting a remarkable $73.5 million in its opening weekend.
Boosted by positive reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the fourth installment in Lionsgate’s action series, led by Keanu Reeves as a legendary assassin, landed the best start of the franchise. It’s one of the rare original properties to keep growing and improving upon the last, in terms of box office ticket sales.
The original “John Wick” opened to a modest $14 million in 2014, its sequel “John Wick: Chapter 2” took in $30.4 million to start in 2017, and the third film “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” previously held the opening weekend record with $56.8 million in 2019.
At the international box office, film took in $64 million — debuting at No. 1 in each of the 71 markets where it opened — bringing its global tally to $137.5 million. It cost more than $100 million to produce, giving it the highest price tag in the series. But ticket sales are already proving the extra coinage was worth it.
Film has beaten Peele’s Us second-highest March weekend debut of all-time for an R-rated film at $71.1 million, while Logan is the benchmark at $88.4 million. Now ‘John Wick 4’ sits at 73.5 million $ at no. 2.
According to Lionsgate, only nine franchises in the past 40 years have managed to set opening weekend records with their fourth outing. Of those nine properties, only five have each installment improving upon its predecessor at the box office. In the case of “John Wick,” the first movie tapped out with $86.1 million but became a sleeper hit on home entertainment, while the sequel ended its run with $174.3 million. “Parabellum,” which is currently the highest grossing entry, left the big screen with $328.3 million globally.
John Wick Chapter 4 at US Box Office
73.5M 3-day opening at
8.9M Thu Previews
20.5M Fri (29.4M Fri incl Thu Previews)
Biggest for R-rated films Post-COVID, 10 biggest for MAR
2 biggest for R-Rated films in MAR, beating #Us’s 71.1M