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    'John Wick: Chapter 4' Hits Franchise Record $137.5 Million USD at Global Box Office Weekend

    John Wick is back, as John Wick: Chapter 4 absolutely dominated its opening weekend en route to a franchise-best debut.

    John Wick 4 raked in $73.5 million at the North American box office, and $137.5 million worldwide. The movie debuted in the top slot in all 71 markets it opened at this weekend.

    The movie's massive opening weekend made history in a couple of notable ways. According to Elzer & Associates, The John Wick franchise is only the ninth film series in the last 40 years to reach a record debut in its fourth outing. Of those nine, John Wick joins only four others that have grown in popularity with each new entry. John Wick: Chapter 4 is also the biggest R-rated opening weekend since the box office rebounded from the pandemic.

    The original John Wick opened at $14 million, Chapter 2 at $30 million, and Chapter 3 at $56 million, making Chapter 4's $73.5 million a pretty sizable jump from the other entries. The movie had a budget of $100 million, meaning its opening weekend alone has already surpassed the production costs.

    John Wick 4's early commercial success is in line with its widespread critical acclaim. We called the movie a masterpiece, saying, "It seemed like an impossible task, but the Baba Yaga has a history of delivering on those: John Wick: Chapter 4 stands above its predecessors – and the past decade’s worth of action films as a whole – as a modern epic, something Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski have been driving at since 2014."

    Elsewhere, the weekend box office was not as kind to DC's Shazam! Fury of the Gods. According to Variety, Shazam 2 earned just $9.7 million in its second weekend, a 69% decline from its debut.

    Fury of the Gods has earned about $46 million in North America, which is a far cry from its $110 million production costs and similarly-sized marketing budget.

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