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John Wick 3 Beats Avengers End Game with $57 million Box Office Debut

Article by Lena Anyuolo
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Posted: May 20, 2019

John Wick chapter 3, ‘Parabellum’, opened to $57 million at the Box Office in the United States and Canada and $35.2 million around the world, grossing a worldwide total of $92.2 million. Avengers: Endgame grossed $29.4 million in its 4th week of release.

‘Parabellum’ begins with John Wick on the run after an unsanctioned killing in the New York City Oriental, an assassin’s safe haven. He is declared excommunicado by his handlers and a $14 million bounty placed on his head, making him a target of hitmen and women everywhere.


The movie has gotten positive reviews since its opening, earning a rotten tomato score of 92% among audiences and an IMDB rating of 8.2.

Here are a few things you need to know about the franchise before you head to the cinemas to watch the show.

  • John Wick’s nickname is Baba Yaga and he is the most skilled killer the world has ever known.
  • He has spent most of his life as an assassin and one point managed to walk away from that life but was pulled back into the killing fields when a ruthless Russian Mafiosa killed his dog and stole his car, sending him on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge.
  • The High Table is a shadowy organisation of crime bosses from around the world who manage the assassins.
  • The Continental is a neutral home base for assassins where assassins convene, relax and master their craft. The one rule of the Continental is that no killing is done on the grounds and violating the rules will result in death.

If you want to continue geeking out on John Wick facts and nomenclature, click here.

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