Box Office: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Unloads Impressive $29.4 Million Opening Day

Yes, we believe he is back. With a potential total of more than $70 million, "John Wick: Chapter 4" is having a franchise-best opening weekend at the domestic box office.

Lionsgate's action sequel had a strong first day, grossing $29.4 million from 3,855 locations, including $8.9 million in Thursday previews.

"John Wick" has grown at a rate that most modern Hollywood franchises can only envy, beginning with a storyline written from the ground up and continuing with a series of entries

that have each proven to be bigger than the last. "Chapter 4" is expected to outperform the series' third installment, "Parabellum," which debuted in 2019 with $56.8 million.

The first boxing roundThe box office returns for Keanu Reeves' film aren't the only ones on the rise. "Chapter 4" has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics,

With a series-high 92% approval rating from top critics on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. In addition,

The film received a franchise-best "A" rating from research firm Cinema Score, indicating strong interest among the first wave of ticket buyers.

As is customary with blockbuster sequels, the price has risen. With a $100 million production budget, "Chapter 4" is the most expensive "Wick" entry yet for producers Thunder Road and 87eleven Entertainment.

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