Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Box Office: “Avengers: Endgame” Is Now the 2nd Highest Film of All Time, “John Wick 3” Wins The Weekend

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As we surmised yesterday, “Avengers: Endgame” is now the 2nd highest grossing film of all time. It knocked off “Avatar.” We’re waiting for James Cameron’s response.

Keanu Reeves surprised everyone and made a huge career comeback with “John Wick.” The third movie in the series is number 1 this weekend, which means there will be a 4th installment. Keanu is Hollywood’s odd duck, but we all root for him. A $57 million opening weekend is pretty damn impressive.

“Poms” and “The Hustle” are pretty much dead, although the latter did a little better than the former. A lot of people thought “Poms” was the drink.

“Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” is now at $94 million, it will cross the $100 million line this week. Ryan Reynolds is really the Golden Boy of Hollywood these days. Remember when he was in flop after flop? Persistence paid off. It’s a good thing. “Deadpool: Pikachu” can’t be far off. (Reynolds’ many video calling cards are very funny. This could be one of them.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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