“Avengers: Endgame” has been knocked out of the top spot at the box office, as “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” took home $22.6 million on Friday, and is on track for a strong $56 million opening weekend.
These earnings are nearly double the $30.4 million opening for 2017’s “John Wick: Chapter 2,” and it would also be the largest opening weekend for a Lionsgate release since the end of the “Hunger Games” series back in November 2015.
Both critics and audiences have given “Chapter 3” strong marks with an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- on CinemaScore.
Avengers: Endgame‘s $30 million weekend total will be enough for it to pass the domestic theatrical run of “Avatar,” which made $760 million in 2010. By the end of this weekend, “Endgame” is estimated to have a domestic total of $771 million, putting it only behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on the all-time domestic charts.
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