Keanu Reeves’ John Wick 4 Decimates Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, Zachary Levi’s Shazam 2 With Massive $137.5M Opening Weekend Earnings

Keanu Reeves' John Wick 4 Decimates Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam, Zachary Levi's Shazam 2 With Massive $137.5M Opening Weekend Earnings
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Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski are a match made in heaven. The actor-director duo has been instrumental in creating one of the most popular action franchises in Hollywood. The John Wick films have been widely watched and appreciated worldwide mainly due to their star Keanu Reeves’s electric presence and Stahelski’s command over pure unadulterated action. The first 3 films have made their mark amid various high-profile action franchises like The Matrix and The Fast and The Furious. But none of these achievements match that of the latest installment, John Wick 4 which has smashed two massive superhero films to the ground with its opening weekend collection.

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Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves

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John Wick 4 Is The Real Superhero

John Wick 4 opened in theaters over the weekend and the initial reports coming in are extremely favorable. The 4th installment in the franchise saw Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski reuniting to take the highly successful action thriller to the next level. While the expectations were sky-high for the actor-director pair to deliver a winner, the more staggering statistic deals with the film’s mammoth monetary gain over the opening weekend.

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John Wick 4 smashed Black Adam at the box office

According to information pouring in, John Wick 4 is said to have made a whopping 137 million dollars worldwide over 3 days. In comparison, two big-budget DC superhero films namely Black Adam and Shazam 2 which were touted to set the box office on fire, surrendered meekly with meager collections of around $67 million and $65 million respectively over the first weekend of their global release. With John Wick 4 looking to gain more pace over the week, it may well be a year where action thrillers could overshadow the hyped superhero franchises.

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What Can We Expect From the Plotline of John Wick 4?

Andrew J. Salazar of Discussing Film succinctly described his experience after watching John Wick 4 in the theaters over the weekend. The writer said,

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“This isn’t just the very best of the saga, but a new champion that stands high in the pantheon of today’s top action cinema. It’s one of those rare achievements that gives off the feeling that you’re watching literal cinematic history unfold on screen”

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Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4

With such high praise coming in for the film, fans of the franchise will be even more eager to book their tickets to watch John Wick take on his next adventure. With the legendary hitman fully recovered from his weakened state at the end of the third installment, John Wick 3: Parabellum, the character sets out to hunt down the High Table once and for all. With the action scenes reportedly choreographed on a higher level than ever seen in the franchise before, John Wick 4 promises to be another swashbuckling adrenalin rush. Keanu Reeves is also receiving rave reviews for his performance which has been touted as his most impactful effort yet.

John Wick 4 is currently running in theaters worldwide

Also Read: John Wick 4 Director Chad Stahelski Knew “Things can go wrong” While Filming Movie’s Most Insane Action Sequence

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Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.