'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

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The box office report reveals the Marvel movie was dethroned by John Wick 3. But this weekend, Endgame has taken another step toward that, racing past Avatar's ticket sales domestically.

Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

Avengers earned $29.4 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its total to $771 million in North America.

The film raked in $57 million in its opening weekend, which is double the opening business of its prequel. The Star Wars movie recorded a box office collection of $937 million.

As for Endgame, the movie has now made $2.62 billion worldwide, which remains behind the biggest movie of all-time: Avatar ($2.78 billion).

Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution, noted that the sequel had similar reviews to "A Dog's goal". Audiences were more enthusiastic than critics, giving "A Dog's Journey" an A CinemaScore compared to its 49% on Rotten Tomatoes. "With the holiday weekend, we're optimistic about the run it will have".

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This weekend's final new wide release, "The Sun Is Also a Star", collapsed with a disappointing $2.6 million bow from 2,073 theaters. Starring Grown-ish actress Yara Shahidi and Riverdale heartthrob Charles Melton, the teen romance follows two high-school students who fall in love in the course of a single day in New York City.

It's a far cry from the days of "The Fault in Our Stars'" $48 million debut in 2014, and even the last film based on a Nicola Yoon novel, "Everything, Everything", which opened to over $11 million in 2017.

"It reflects the genre", Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief, said of the $9 million film's underwhelming start. "YA stories are really challenged theatrically". "It's tough when one movie over performs by this kind of magnitude".

Avengers: Endgame had taken just over $29m in that same time frame (although, yes, since its release it's made billions), while Pokemon: Detective Pikachu has taken $24m, meaning that the third installment of the neo-noir Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot.

In fifth was "The Hustle" from United Artists, at $6.1 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Hollywood is banking on some big blockbusters, as well as a few surprise hits, to boost revenues during the busy summer movie season.

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