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John Wick: Chapter 4 off to a strong start at the international box office

The much-awaited movie John Wick: Chapter 4 has finally hit the international box office, and it's off to a strong start. With a worldwide release across 71 markets, the Keanu Reeves starrer has already made an early estimated cume of roughly $3.9 million through Wednesday, including the launches in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday.

John Wick: Chapter 4 box office
John Wick: Chapter 4 box office

Franchise-best domestic previews

The franchise's domestic previews on Thursday reportedly raked in around $8 million, making it the franchise's best start to date, as per industry estimates. With a global outlook of $115 million, including $45 million from offshore, the movie is expected to break records in the coming days.

International Box Office

Germany and France, two of the biggest markets for the John Wick movies, have already shown an impressive opening with an estimated $635K and $543K, respectively. In Germany, the movie's Wednesday evening previews grossed 40% higher than the previous installment. In contrast, in France, social unrest and protests did not hamper the movie's opening, which was 35% ahead of John Wick: Chapter 3.

Latin America and Taiwan have also shown promising numbers, with paid previews coming in at $994K and an estimated $418K, respectively. In Australia, the movie has already grossed $1 million when including Wednesday's previews, and New Zealand has grossed $140K through Thursday.

Premieres and Promotions

Premieres were held recently at Berlin's Zoo Palast and Paris' Grand Rex. In Brazil, the paid previews were led by Brazil at $328K, and Reeves had also promoted the movie last December. With 800+ screens, John Wick: Chapter 4's regular shows began Thursday in Germany, making it the widest R-rated release in the market in the last decade.

Expectations for the Weekend

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the initial numbers of John Wick: Chapter 4 are impressive, and the expectations for the weekend are high. With major markets like the UK and Spain opening today and Japan in the fall, the movie is expected to break more records and surpass its previous installment's $93.75 million worldwide gross.

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