Movie Box Office Report: What's Hot...Sequels!

Screening Of Lionsgate Films' "John Wick" - Arrivals

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Four of the top five movies at the box office last weekend are sequels. The latest installments from the John Wick, Shazam, Creed and Scream franchises all landed in the top five. The strongest of which is John Wick: Chapter 4. On one hand you could say there are no fresh ideas coming out of Hollywood, only rehashing existing storylines. I'd say that as well but my wife says I'm too negative. So, let's look at it like this: Hollywood has created such great characters we can't wait to see them in new adventures. -Matt Appleby

John Wick: Chapter 4 scored a franchise-best $73.5 million opening weekend. The Keanu Reeves action flicks have been improving at the box office with each installment. The original John Wick had a $14 million debut in 2014, Chapter 2 did $30.4 million in 2017 and Chapter 3 earned $56.8 million in 2019.

Creed III climbed from third to second with $10.4 million, while Shazam! Fury of the Gods dropped from first to third with $9.7 million.

Scream VI was fourth with $8.4 million and 65 was fifth with $3.3 million.

The Top 5 movies this past weekend:

1. John Wick: Chapter 4 - $73.5 million

2. Creed III - $10.4 million

3. Shazam! Fury of the Gods - $9.7 million

4. Scream VI - $8.4 million

5. 65 - $3.3 million

95th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S., Presenters, Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan are seen backstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Al Seib/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images


US actor Zachary Levi attends the world premiere of "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

"SCREAM VI" Gala Screening

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Anna May Robey, Lucinda Strafford and guest sat during the "SCREAM VI" Gala Screening at Odeon Leicester Square on March 09, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Paramount)Photo: Getty Images

60th New York Film Festival - "White Noise" Opening Night Red Carpet

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 30: Adam Driver, currently starring in "65", shown here attending the "White Noise" opening night premiere during the 60th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 30, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for FLC)Photo: Getty Images

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