John Wick: Chapter 4 shoots to record-breaking box office debut

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John Wick: Chapter 4 has shot to a record-breaking box office debut, following the latest entry in the franchise making a good start on its opening day.

As per Variety, the newest instalment in the action series grossed $8.9 million during its US previews on Thursday, and eventually secured an impressive haul of $73.5 million in the US and $137.5 million globally over the weekend.

The takings have improved for each film, with the first film raking in $950,000 during its preview; Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 - Parabellum grossed $2.2 million and $5.9 million respectively at the same stage.

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Chapter 4 is currently outdoing the $56.8 million accrued by Chapter 3 - Parabellum; the first two films grossed $14 million and $30.4 million respectively.

With a rumoured budget of $100 million, Chapter 4 is well on its way to recouping its money across the global market over the coming weeks, with the previous high in the series being the $328.3 million from the third film.

The latest entry sees singer Rina Sawayama make her film debut as Akira, and she spoke exclusively with Digital Spy about what it was like to work alongside lead-star Keanu Reeves.

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"He [Reeves] is John Wick. Even in his off times, he is John Wick," she said. "Because his hair is done in a way that I think he has to keep it outside of work hours. Even if we're doing a group dinner or something, he still has the John Wick hair. So it literally is like John Wick.

"What I'm just amazed by is his dedication and commitment to the stunt. He does all the stunts except for the ones where he gets run over by a car - the ones where it would be very dangerous for him to do. Every time I got tired, I would look at him, and be like, 'I can't be tired. Look at what he's doing,'" she added.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is in cinemas now. The previous John Wick movies are available to buy or rent on Prime Video, plus DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.

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