This Memorial Day weekend will see the release of three new movies, but being outnumbered has never seemed to be a concern for John Wick. Despite the heavy competition, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is open to all challengers, and while the film won’t be No.1, it will still hit a milestone at the box office. The holiday weekend will push the third film in the action franchise to exceed $100 million domestically.
Last weekend, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opened at No. 1, finally toppling Avengers: Endgame. The action movie opened to $56.8 million domestically, the highest debut for the entire series. Currently, the film has grossed $83.2 million at the domestic North American box office, with a worldwide total of $119.7 million.
Parabellum is likely to gross $24 million at the domestic box office from Friday to Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo. This is a 58% drop from last week, which is higher than the previous two films. (44.5% for the first John Wick and 46.7% for John Wick: Chapter 2). Overall, the four-day weekend is expected to push its domestic total to about $109 million, which is a nice milestone for the film. John Wick: Chapter 2 grossed $171.5 million worldwide when all was said and done, so we will see if Parabellum can beat that score.
It’s not too surprising to see Parabellum is another success. The John Wick films are pretty well loved, scoring positive reviews from critics and moviegoers. Most importantly, the films have some of the best choreographed action sequences that you can find these days. It’s straight up action porn.
Parabellum is expected to hold second place this weekend, as three new movies open in theaters. The major release in theaters is the live-action remake of Aladdin, and it will be joined by newcomers Brightburn and Booksmart. The latter has earned rave reviews from critics, while the other two movies have received a mixed reception.
Despite the initially negative reception thanks to some early trailers, Aladdin will take the No. 1 spot. The remake is looking at an opening of more than $100 million domestically after an estimated $31 million on Friday.
Meanwhile, Brightburn is expected to earn around $10 million while Booksmart is looking at $6.5-$8 million. These are smaller scale movies when compared to Aladdin or Parabellum, so this is within expectations. Avengers: Endgame will hang on to third place while Detective Pikachu is bumped to fourth.
Moviegoers have no shortage of options this holiday weekend, so you might as well see as much as you can! John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is in theaters right now if you want to give it some extra love. To learn everything else that will be coming to theaters over the course of the next few months, be sure to check out our 2019 movie release guide.