Spectacular success of John Wick 3 leads to announcement of sequel


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“John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” has cemented its crown at the box office after being released last Friday with a $56 million weekend opening.

The impressive earnings knocked “Avengers: Endgame” off the top of the box office scoreboard and fans have been raving about the latest film on social media since it was released. Reviewers gave “John Wick 3” an impressive 89% which in itself is a statement as to how well the storyline is evolving from the first movie, raising the stakes and making R-rated action movies mainstream again.

With the traction among action movie fans taking the franchise to new heights, it was only a matter of time before a sequel would be announced. Lionsgate confirmed that production on “John Wick 4” would go ahead and the next sequel will be released May 21, 2021.

John Wick 3 trailer

“John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” takes matters to the extreme following on from the last sequel as John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run and a $14 million bounty is placed on his head. Directed by Chad Stahelski, the film also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and Anjelica Huston. The film’s score is composed by Tyler Bates who also created the soundtrack for “Deadpool 2.”

In total, “John Wick 3” has made over $99 million at the box office worldwide with a theater average in the US of $14,758 and is on course to be the biggest success of the franchise so far in terms of earnings

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