Our source has revealed the box office expectations for Lionsgate’s upcoming John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
The third film in the John Wick series starring Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry is expected to bring in $40 million on opening weekend and rake in $105 million during its run at the domestic box office.
Those expectations are quite a bit higher from the box office take for John Wick: Chapter Two. The second film in the series had an opening weekend of $30.4 million and it would go on to earn $92 million at the domestic box office.
But, there is reason to believe the box office numbers for this third installment will continue to rise. The first John Wick film had an opening weekend of $14.4 million and an overall domestic box office of $43 million.
The expectations for Lionsgate are on par with what Box Office Pro’s long range tracking predicted back in March. They believed the film would have an opening weekend between $30 and $40 million.
More recently, Box Office Pro announced John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’s trailer was ranked as the top trailer with highest cinema interest among moviegoing audiences.
They reported that “59.0% of respondents who saw the trailer this week said they intend to see it in theaters.” It beat out Toy Story 4 and The Lion King as the other top three trailers.
Another positive for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is its current critic scores. Rotten Tomatoes has the film at 97% on their Tomatometer from 32 critics. Metacritic gives the film a 74 on their Metascore.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will see John Wick try and escape New York City alive as he becomes the top target for the world’s deadliest assassins given he has a $14 million-dollar contract on his head.
The film is directed by Chad Stahelski. It will be 131 minutes long and Rated R. Along with Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry, the movie stars Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor, Game of Thrones’ Jerome Flynn, and Anjelica Huston.
What do you make of these expectations? Do you think John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will be able to bring in $40 million on opening weekend and $105 million in its entire run?