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John Wick: Chapter 4 Previews Outstrip Previous Films Ahead Of Projected $70M Opening



Great Audience Score for John Wick: Chapter 4

FRIDAY AM UPDATE AFTER EXCLUSIVE: John Wick: Chapter 4 officially came in at $8.9M. The pic also has a great audience score from last night with 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Don’t be shocked if this film goes over $70M in its U.S./Canada opening with the near 1,700 premium priced auditorium it has in its 3,855 theater count, and fans’ love for late John Wick star Lance Reddick. We’ll have more updates for you as they come.

Projection of $65M-$70M Opening

Previews began at 3PM today for the R-rated pic. Tracking had the Chad Stahelski-directed sequel heading for a $65M-$70M opening weekend, which would rep a franchise best stateside.

$8M Preview Number Bests Previous Films

That estimated $8M preview number easily bests the $5.9M preview figure of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum which turned into a previous franchise high opening day of $22.6M and 3-day of $56.8M back in May 2019.

Outpacing Previous Films and Competitors

John Wick: Chapter 4‘s previews are also ahead of 2018’s Halloween which did $7.7M on its Thursday night, a $33M Friday and $76.2M three-day. Chapter 4 is also ahead of the Thursday previews of Bad Boys for Life ($6.3M) which ultimately turned into a $62.5M Friday-Sunday back in January 2020. The Box Office Company, which powers showtimes for Google, IMDB, Bing, TikTok and Apple with its Pulse product, is reporting that John Wick: Chapter 4‘s opening weekend presales are outstripping those of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and selling more than 3x as many tickets as Bullet Train at the same point in their sales cycles.

Global Outlook for John Wick: Chapter 4

Parabellum ranked as Keanu Reeves’ second best opening of all-time at the domestic box office, behind 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded which had a Friday-Sunday of $91.7M in a five-day weekend which did $134.2M. Global outlook for John Wick: Chapter 4 is $115M from 71 offshore territories including UK, Germany, Australia, France, Italy, Spain and Mexico.

More Updates to Come

We’ll have more updates tomorrow morning. There’s always a chance that these figures can fluctuate. Late night business is expected for this fan fave sequel. Subscribe to Deadline Alerts and keep your inbox happy.




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