‘John Wick 2’ Records $11M In Box Office Opening; Sequel Headed To $30 M Debut Weekend

By Johny Smith on Feb 12, 2017 06:43 PM EST

"John Wick 2" earns a whopping $11 million on its first day in the big screen, double the $5.4m opening day earnings of the first installment back in October of 2014. Should the Summit/Lionsgate action sequel continue its earnings pattern, it is looking at a $29 million debut, again around double the first film's $14.4 opening Friday to Sunday window.

"John Wick 2" cannot beat the $43 million domestic total of the first film in its debut weekend, but the sequel got to open with double the John Wick's debut says Forbes. That's something no other sequel like "Pitch Perfect 2", "The Bourne Supremacy", "The Dark Knight" or "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" achieved.

The achievement of "John Wick 2" is impressive given that we now live in an era where most, if not all movie sequels record significantly lower sales than their predecessors. The success of "John Wick 2" is a result of the underrated hit theatrical run and in post-theatrical. Fans were left curious and ended up on the lines to watch the movie's second installment in the cinemas.

According to Cnet, reviews for "John Wick 2" were quite strong. Lionsgate made the right decision of allowing five days of pre-release press coverage. The movie lead Keanu Reeves proves to remain as a genuine box office hit not to mention his extreme popularity among movie reviewers. Reeves has successfully established a new pop culture icon-ish character that undoubtedly captured the latest generation of fans.

Box office analysts predict that we might be headed to a $30 million debut weekend, with the caveat for some bumps as the movie is a sequel. While "John Wick 2" still continue to conquer the big screen at the moment, talks for a potential John Wick 3 are already happening. The strong opening day performance also hints that there is enough John Wick audience for more a television series adventure.

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