Los Angeles, March 22 - The fourth installment of the neo-noir action thriller franchise John Wick
is looking all set to conquer the box office this weekend.
The Lionsgate/Thunder Road Films/87 Eleven's John Wick: Chapter 4
is aiming at a record opening for the franchise with $120+ million worldwide weekend. At the domestic (North America) box office, John Wick 4 is projected to start with $70+ million and about $55+ million internationally.
The Keanu Reeves-fronted 'R' rated flick is flying high with critics' reviews. It is the best-reviewed John Wick movie among all four with a critics' score of 96% and certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The all-important audience score too is super solid with 96% currently.
The last film of the franchise, "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum" (2019) grossed $171 million domestically after scoring the franchise's biggest opening weekend of $57 million. Worldwide, the movie tallied $328 million, becoming the highest-grossing installment in a $589 million grossing franchise.
Surprisingly, John Wick 4 is having very good pre-sales in India for the opening weekend. The previous 3 films in the series did a gross collection of about 20 crores, and seeing the encouraging pre-sales for the upcoming movie, it should be targeting to cross the entire franchise in the opening weekend itself. The pre-booking for the opening day (including previews) is already near 1 crore.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, the movie stars Reeves as the title character, alongside a supporting ensemble cast including Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick (in one of his final roles), Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Ian McShane.