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‘a full-scale assault on the senses’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is our release of the week
August 22, 2017, 9:47 am
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John Wick: Chapter Two (MA15+)
Available 16 August – Outdoor from 16 November 2017.
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Box Office via Wikipedia
John Wick: Chapter 2 grossed $92 million in the United States and Canada and $79.5 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $171.5 million. The film grossed $90.5 million worldwide in its first nine days of release, surpassing the entire theatrical gross of the first film ($88.8 million).

In the United States and Canada, the film opened alongside two other sequels, The Lego Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker, and was projected to gross around $20 million in its opening weekend. It earned $2.2 million from Thursday night previews at 2,400 theaters, an improvement over the $870,000 made by its predecessor. It made $11 million on its first day, nearly totaling the $14.4 million the first film made in its entire opening weekend. It went on to open to $30.4 million, more than double the opening weekend of the original film and finishing third at the box office behind The Lego Batman Movie ($53 million) and Fifty Shades Darker ($46.6 million). In its second weekend the film grossed $16.2 million (a drop of 46.7%), finishing 4th at the box office and making more in its second weekend than the original film made in its first.


Critical Response via Wikipedia

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 89% based on 197 reviews, and an average rating of 7.3/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “John Wick: Chapter 2 does what a sequel should—which in this case means doubling down on the non-stop, thrillingly choreographed action that made its predecessor so much fun.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 75 out of 100, based on 43 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale.

Scott Tobias of Uproxx said the film improved upon the original, writing: “For better or worse—though mostly for better—it’s a full-scale assault on the senses, constantly pushing itself to greater feats of excess. At this rate, a third John Wick might trigger the apocalypse.” Mike Rougeau of IGN gave the film an 8.5/10, stating that it “takes joy in expanding on the original’s lore”, and praised the film as a vast improvement of its predecessor, in terms of action set pieces, fight choreography, cinematography, and writing. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called it “the real deal” and “pure cinema”.

John Wick: Chapter 2 is currently available for Road Movie Mobile Cinema events. Please contact us for a film copyright quote for your next pop-up outdoor or indoor cinema event.

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