While John Wick didn’t become a massive box office hit when it was released earlier on 2014, it was critically acclaimed and the studio went on to release a sequel earlier this year. As the first two movies managed to create a cult like following, it wasn’t a surprise when the studio announced that it is working on bringing more of John Wick in the coming months, for instance, there have been talks regarding even spin-offs of the movie. And now, we finally have a date for the release of the upcoming John Wick 3 movie.
According to latest report by Deadline, we will see John Wick 3 arriving in theater on May 17, 2019 and it is set to compete with several highly anticipated movies. For instance, the summer at the year is set to kick of with Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019 with TriStar’s The Rosie Project and STX’s Uglydoll arriving on May 10. In addition to that, Disney’s Aladdin remake and Warner Bros.’ Minecraft will be in the theater in the following weekend. However, if you have followed success of both of the movies in the series, then you won’t be surprised by the studio’s decision to release the movie.
When John Wick was released earlier on 2014, it came second in the box office with a domestic collection of over $14 million. However, eventually it went on to collect over $43 million in domestic box office and over $88 million in global box office against its $20 million budget. John Wick 2 faced even more competition at the time as it opened along with The LEGO Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker earlier this year. However, the movie became a solid hit with $92 million collection from domestic box office. As a result, it won’t be surprising if the movie experiences similar success when it releases in theater.
As of now, John Wick has a solid fan base and several artists are already linked with the project. For instance, Samuel L. Jackson recently told that he would be interested in being part of John Wick movie rather than a standalone Nick Fury movie. While most of the notable characters from last two movies are set to comeback, we will hear more about the development of the movie in the coming months as the production of the movie will begin in the coming months if the studio wants to meet the release date.
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