Box Office: Keanu Reeves’ ‘John Wick 2′ Has Already Topped ‘John Wick’ Worldwide

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Keanu Reeves’s hit John Wick: Chapter 2 is officially a much bigger hit than its immediate predecessor. The Summit/Lionsgate release snagged another $9 million to bring its domestic total up to $74.4m in 17 days of North American release. That means the film is within reach of doubling the $43m domestic total (not accounting for inflation) of the first John Wick. And the film has earned $51.1m overseas, already above the $45.7m foreign total of the 2014 original. That gives the Keanu Reeves action thriller a $125.5m global cume, or 46% more than the first film just over two weeks out.
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The first John Wick film was indeed a surprise critical hit among action junkies and a surprisingly solid little smash, earning $86m worldwide on an official $20m budget. The sequel, which also earned rave reviews, opened with $30m two weeks ago which was more than double the $14.4m debut of the first film.

The $40 million sequel, which also earned rave reviews, opened with $30m two weeks ago which was more than double the $14.4m debut of the first film. And even with the much bigger initial numbers, it’s proving to be about as leggy as that first installment, having already grossed around 2.5x its opening weekend with a solid 3x multiplier very much in sight. Whether or not it can leg it to $100m domestic and/or $200m worldwide is an open question, especially with Logan coming down the pike. But it has already earned more than the first film domestically, more than the first film overseas and thus more than the first film worldwide. That’s actually a lot rarer than you’d think these days. In fact, it didn’t really happen at all last year.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Lionsgate
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