John Wick: Chapter 4 set a franchise record in its debut weekend, grossing a domestic opening of $73.5 million between Friday and Sunday. This marks a new high for the Keanu Reeves-led franchise, beating previous openings of John Wick (2014) at $14 million, John Wick 2 (2017) at $30 million, and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) at $56 million. The movie also has a 95% rating from both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, and an A grade on Cinemascore.
John Wick Chapter 4 is not the only movie released this month to set a franchise record. Scream VI opened with $44.5 million, while Creed III set a new high for the series with $58.6 million. On the other hand, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, a sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, opened at No. 1 last weekend, but fell short of expectations with a $30.5 million opening, less than the first Shazam!'s $53.5 million debut.
Overall, the March movie releases have been a great success, with several movies setting franchise records. With John Wick: Chapter 4 leading the pack, it is clear that audiences are still hungry for new content and willing to support their favorite franchises.