'John Wick: Chapter 3' takes top spot at Box Office from ‘Avengers: Endgame'

The No. 1 streak for “Avengers: Endgame” has been snapped — pun intended — by Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” which made $22.6 million on Friday from 3,850 screens and is now estimated for a strong $56 million opening weekend.

Not only would that result be nearly double the $30.4 million opening for “John Wick: Chapter 2,” it would also be the largest opening weekend for a Lionsgate release since the end of the “Hunger Games” series back in November 2015. The final film in the Jennifer Lawrence YA novel adaptation series, “Mockingjay — Part 2,” opened to $102 million.

As with the two preceding “John Wick” films, both critics and audiences have given “Chapter 3” strong marks with an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- on CinemaScore. Also, as expected for an acclaimed film starring Gen X action legend Keanu Reeves, the opening night audience was older and male with 64% being male and 83% over the age of 25.

While “Avengers: Endgame” won’t stay No. 1 for a fourth weekend, its $30 million weekend total will be enough for it to pass the domestic theatrical run of “Avatar,” which made $760 million in 2010. By the end of this weekend, “Endgame” is estimated to have a domestic total of $771 million, putting it only behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on the all-time domestic charts.

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US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Scarlett Johansson attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US singer Miley Cyrus arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus and Australian actor Liam Hemsworth arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Chris Pratt and US author Katherine Schwarzenegger arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife Spanish actress Elsa Pataky arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Zoe Saldana arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by VALERIE MACON has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Actress Zoe Saldana] instead of [British actress Thandie Newton]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Scarlett Johansson and US actor Colin Jost arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) US actor Mark Ruffalo, Odette Ruffalo, Bella Ruffalo, US actress Sunrise Coigney and Keen Ruffalo arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Danai Gurira arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Brie Larson arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Bradley Cooper arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Tessa Thompson arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Paul Rudd arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actor Matt Damon, his wife Luciana Barroso, Samantha Hemsworth and her husband actor Luke Hemsworth arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Jeremy Renner arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Elisabeth Olsen attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
English actor Benedict Cumberbatch and English theatre director Sophie Hunter arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Chris Evans arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US/Israeli actress Natalie Portman arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Josh Brolin and wife US model Kathryn Boyd arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Robert Downey Jr. showed up to the world premiere of 'Avengers: Endgame' in the Audi e-tron GT Concept on April 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Audi)
US actor Don Cheadle and wife US actress Bridgid Coulter arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Linda Cardellini attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
US actor Jon Favreau arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
French actress Pom Klementieff arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' with makeup by Jillian Dempsey.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Ken Jeong arrives for the World Premiere Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' held at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Laurence Fishburne attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Canadian actress Cobie Smulders arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
President of Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige and his wife Caitlin Feige arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Chloe Bennet attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Romanian/US actor Sebastian Stan arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Mark Ruffalo and US actress Sunrise Coigney arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spanish actress Elsa Pataky arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Walt Disney Company CEO, Robert Iger arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Ming Na Wen arrives for the World Premiere Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' held at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: AJ McLean attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Kevin Pollok attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Natalie Portman posed in front of an Audi at the world premiere of 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Audi)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Meg Donnelly attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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In third is Warner Bros.’ “Detective Pikachu,” which is seeing its potential adult audience get split off somewhat by “John Wick.” The “Pokemon” film is estimated to earn $22 million in its second weekend, a 59% drop from its $54.3 million opening.

In fourth is Universal’s “A Dog’s Journey,” which is falling below analysts’ expectations with an estimated $8.6 million opening from 3,267 screens. The film had been projected for at least a $10 million opening, and this result is well below the $18 million opening earned by the film’s 2017 predecessor, “A Dog’s Purpose.” While critics gave the film 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, family audiences were pleased with an A on CinemaScore.

Outside the top five is Warner Bros.’ “The Sun Is Also A Star,” which is also disappointing with just $1 million grossed on Friday from 2,073 screens and an estimate of just a $2.5 million opening. The romance has a B- CinemaScore and a 50% RT score.

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