Keanu Reeves is back as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4, which is set to have the best opening weekend for the series thus far. The film already had the best opening day for the John Wick movies with $29.4 million. By the end of John Wick: Chapter 4‘s first three days, it will have earned $70.6 million, a new opening weekend high for the John Wick series. That’s particularly impressive considering how certain other blockbuster franchises have opened shy of expectations in 2023. John Wick: Chapter 4 is also garnering some of the best reviews for the franchise, from both fans and critics. ComicBook.com’s Patrick Cavanuagh awarded the film 4 out of 5 possible stars in his John Wick: Chapter 4 review. He writes:
“Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski have pushed themselves further and harder than ever, making for some truly jaw-dropping set pieces that will make audiences wonder where else this franchise could possibly go. The story itself, however, doesn’t leave audiences with many questions, as we’re largely given rehashes of story beats from previous installments, as Chapter 4 might confirm that the narrative has run out of steam before its creators. The new additions to the ensemble have also offered the opportunity to expand this franchise outside the world of Wick, which couldn’t have come at a better time. While we’ll never turn down the chance to see Reeves return as Wick, John Wick: Chapter 4 could close the book on the character with some of the most impressive and blood-pumping sequences that raise the bar of the entire action-movie landscape.”
Scream VI, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Creed III, and 65 round out this week’s top five. The full list of the top 10 films at the box office this weekend is in the works.