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John Wick 3 Takes Avengers Down a Notch

Three-week run atop weekend box office ends
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 19, 2019 11:03 AM CDT
This image released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves in a scene from "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum."   (Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate via AP)

(Newser) – The box office has a new king, and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office, the AP reports, and ended the three-week reign of Avengers: Endgame. Studios on Sunday say John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum has grossed an estimated $57 million in its opening weekend.

Avengers: Endgame slid to second place in its fourth weekend with $29.4 million. Domestically, it's now second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pokémon Detective Pikachu placed third with $24.8 million and A Dog's Journey opened in fourth with an underwhelming $8 million. The young adult adaptation The Sun Is Also a Star fizzled in its debut, grossing only $2.6 million and landing in eighth place.

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