John Wick: Chapter 4 debuts at $25.8M and follows John Wick Chapter 3's Friday/previews to Saturday trajectory of -12%.
A revised franchise and Lionsgate pandemic record opening of $73.5M results from this.
With $137.5M, the worldwide start is likewise a franchise best, as we always thought it would be.
In each of the 71 cities where it debuted this weekend, the Keanu Reeves film opened at No. 1.
The movie outperformed all pre-release projections, earning an estimated $64M internationally.
In the United States, it is Reeves' second-best live-action premiere after Matrix Reloaded's $91.7M domestic gross, while globally.
It is probably the actor's second-best debut after Matrix Revolutions' $201.4M global opening in 2003.
With its fourth installment, John Wick joins a small group of cinema series—nine in the previous 40 years—that have achieved this feat.