Avengers: Endgame Finally Dethroned; John Wick 3 Takes No. 1 At US Box Office
The latest box office numbers are in.
After three straight weeks at No. 1, Marvel's hit movie, Avengers: Endgame, has finally been dethroned at the North American box office.
The latest weekend numbers are in, and John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum made $57 million in the US/Canada this weekend to sit in the No. 1 position, according to Entertainment Weekly. Endgame was No. 2 with $29.4 million, while Detective Pikachu was No. 3 with $24.8 million.
Parabellum's $57 million opening is the best-ever for the franchise, far exceeding the first movie's opening-weekend haul of $14.4 million and the $30.4 million that John Wick 2 took in back in 2017. Parabellum made $36 million from overseas markets, which brings its total opening-weekend box office performance to performance to around $93 million for a very strong start.
As for Endgame, the movie has now made $2.62 billion worldwide, which remains behind the biggest movie of all-time: Avatar ($2.78 billion).
Domestically, Endgame becomes the second-biggest film ever with $771 million in box office receipts; it surpassed Avatar ($761 million) but remains behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($937 million).
Below you can see the Top 10 movies at the US/Canada box office for the past weekend. For more on the number one movie, check out our ranking of John Wick action scenes and a look at one big flaw in John Wick 3.
May 17-19 US/Canada Box Office:
- John Wick: Chapter Three -- Parabellum -- $57 million
- Avengers: Endgame -- $29.4 million
- Pokemon Detective Pikachu -- $24.8 million
- A Dog’s Journey -- $8 million
- The Hustle -- $6.1 million
- The Intruder -- $4 million
- Long Shot -- $3.4 million
- The Sun Is Also a Star -- $2.6 million
- Poms -- $2.1 million
- Uglydolls -- $1.6 million
Correction: this story has been updated to address a mistake in reporting of John Wick 3's international box office numbers.