'John Wick: Chapter Three' topples 'Avengers: Endgame' at the box office with a '$56 million' opening
Avengers: Endgame may have been the culmination of the MCU and, for many betting people, a safe money spinner as this year's biggest and unbeatable box office hit, but now a new movie is on every cinema buff's minds.
As reported by Deadline, Keanu Reeves' John Wick: Chapter Three - Parabellum is currently in the midst of its opening weekend, and with a predicted box office of $56.9 million, it has finally knocked Avengers: Endgame off the top spot.
The forecasted takings for the movie were between $30 million and $35 million, Variety reports.
If you haven't seen it yet, this is the trailer for John Wick: Chapter Three:
This is the largest amount a movie has made for Lionsgate since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, which made $102.6 million in November 2015.
However, Endgame is still raking it in at the box office.
Deadline reports that Avengers: Endgame on track to beat Avatar's lifetime domestic of $760.5 million, making it the second highest grossing movie ever at the domestic box office pulling in $769 million.
Fans who have seen John Wick: Chapter Three, which was released yesterday, have already described it as their favorite in the series:
The movie has also performed extremely well critically too, with an average critical score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 157 reviews.
Reeves confesses he had a crush on Speed co-star Sandra Bullock:
This is what the critics had to say about the movie on Rotten Tomatoes:
"John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum reloads for another hard-hitting round of the brilliantly choreographed, over-the-top action that fans of the franchise demand."
Clearly, this movie's success - and Endgame's - is a testament to the fact that with a good enough storyline, franchises can outperform single movie storylines at the box office.