John Wick 3 tops weekend box office

John Wick 3 tops weekend box office

'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' has knocked 'Avengers: Endgame' off the top of the box office.

The latest addition to the action blockbuster franchise has unseated the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut - which enjoyed three weekends at number one - with a debut weekend of $57 million, and around $92 million brought in worldwide.

The third installment in the saga's haul is the best of the franchise so far, almost doubling the $30.4 million earned by its predecessor.

'Detective Pikachu' dropped to third place over the weekend with $24.8 million, although it has still earned an impressive $94 million as the US box office since its launch last week.

Meanwhile, 'John Wick' leading man Keanu Reeves was recently honored and immortalized at the TCL Chinese Theatre as he planted his feet in wet cement at the ceremony in Hollywood earlier this month.

According to CBS Los Angeles, it took the 54-year-old star three attempts to get his signature carved into the concrete tribute correctly.

Reeves - who has had a varied career having starred in blockbuster franchises such as 'The Matrix' and 'Speed' to comedy 'Bill & Ted' - told the crowd it was an "honor" to lay his mark next to some of Hollywood's greats and admitted he is "very grateful" to the fans who have "embraced" the films he's made, which have "changed [his] life".

He said: "It is a great honor to be here and to be invited to this remarkable, historical, magical place.

"To be included amongst all of the incredible artists who have made their mark here over the past 92 years, to be a part of this Hollywood tradition started by Sid Grauman all those years ago and which continues to this day, I thank you. Thank you very much.

"I have been a part of some films that have been embraced, and I am very grateful. They have changed my life. They have given me life. They have provided life.

"And I'm very grateful to the people who have enjoyed these films. Without your support, I am not standing here."