|Oct 24, 2014||John Wick||$30,000,000||$14,415,922||$43,037,835||$76,235,001||Play|
|Feb 10, 2017||John Wick: Chapter Two||$40,000,000||$30,436,123||$92,029,184||$166,893,990||Play|
Box Office History for John Wick Movies
|Feb 3, 2015||John Wick||$14,203,521||$14,322,684||$28,526,205|
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
June 11th, 2017
The original John Wick came out of nowhere. There was no hype machine pumping up the film, so most moviegoers had no real idea what was coming. There was strong buzz from the people who had seen it, but nothing compared to the average midlevel release. Its reviews were amazing, but it still didn’t really find a large audience in theaters. Fortunately for the studio, it was inexpensive enough that it made enough profit to justify a sequel. Can John Wick: Chapter 2 live up to its predecessor?
February 14th, 2017
As expected, it was a big weekend at the box office with three massive hits. The Lego Batman Movie did earn first place, but not with as much as predicted at just $53.00 million. Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t that far behind with $46.61 million. Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter Two just cracked $30 million, which is one of the ten best third place openings of all time. Week-over-week, the box office nearly doubled growing 90% from last weekend. Sadly, it was down 22% from last year. Granted, Valentine’s Day landed on a Sunday last year, so that boosted the weekend box office and 2017 should make some of that decline back on Tuesday. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $1.28 billion, putting it $40 million or 3.0% behind 2016’s pace. It is still way too soon to tell how 2017 will finish in the end, but hopefully things will turn around soon.
February 12th, 2017
A slighty-worse-than-expected performance from The Lego Batman Movie and a slightly-better-than-expected weekend for Fifty Shades Darker is creating a close race at the top of the box office chart this weekend. Lego Batman will win in the end, with Warner Bros. projecting $55.6 million for the weekend, but Fifty Shades Darker won on Friday, and won’t be far behind in the end. Universal pegs the film at $46.8 million over three days.
February 1st, 2017
January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Keanu Reeves||2||John Wick||$243,128,991||$4,386,165,908||5.5%|
|David Patrick Kelly||2||Charlie||$243,128,991||$878,031,634||27.7%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Chad Stahelski||2||Director (2)||$243,128,991||$5,411,595,887||4.5%|
Based on Characters Created by (1)
|Basil Iwanyk||2||Producer (2)||$243,128,991||$2,497,703,930||9.7%|
Executive Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
|Kevin Frakes||2||Executive Producer (2)||$243,128,991||$725,794,657||33.5%|
|Luca Mosca||2||Costume Designer (2)||$243,128,991||$683,035,533||35.6%|
|Tyler Bates||2||Composer (2)||$243,128,991||$3,545,854,189||6.9%|
|Joel J. Richard||2||Composer (2)||$243,128,991||$243,128,991||100.0%|
|John Houlihan||2||Music Supervisor (2)||$243,128,991||$3,892,141,451||6.2%|
|Holly Rymon||2||Unit Production Manager (2)||$243,128,991||$261,862,657||92.8%|
|John Saunders||2||First Assistant Director (2)||$243,128,991||$1,855,699,370||13.1%|
|Jeremy Marks||2||Second Assistant Director (2)||$243,128,991||$938,689,967||25.9%|
Stunt Coordinator (2)
Second Unit Director (2)
|Michael Tinger||2||Post-Production Supervisor (2)||$243,128,991||$346,344,085||70.2%|
|R. Bruce Steinheimer||2||
Special Effects Coordinator (1)
Special Effects Supervisor (1)
|Kerrie Smith||2||Hairstylist (2)||$243,128,991||$1,054,896,145||23.0%|
|Kate Geller||2||Casting Associate (2)||$243,128,991||$595,866,835||40.8%|