Keanu Reeves is known for his action-packed and unapologetic roles in movies like Constantine, The John Wick series, and the famous Matrix series. Reeves is also known for his generosity and indifference to money and wealth. Even still, the actor is in demand with equally as much wealth to his name, compared to that of many high-paid actors.
Reeves has earned alot of money from his movies so far, and all of them are top-notch productions. Recently the long-awaited John Wick 4 had released and did wonders for fans and critics.
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Keanu Reeves Salary for John Wick 4
Director Chad Stahelski delivered what is said to be the best of the John Wick series in March 2023, for which he had a hefty budget of $100 million. With 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.5/10 on IMDb, the movie is been critically acclaimed and has done spectacularly in its opening weekend, and done justice to the budget allotted.
John Wick 4 recorded an astounding $73.3 million over the weekend and a global collection of $100 million, which dwarfs all the previous installments. Out of which, Keanu Reeves took home $15 million for his dark neo-noir performance in the movie, $5 million shy of the salary he took home for the first installment of The Matrix which was $10 million without royalties.
For the previous installments, Reeves took a salary between $ 1 million and $2 million in John Wick 1, $ 2 million to $2.5 million for John Wick 2, and John Wick 3.
How Much Money Did Keanu Reeves Make from The Matrix Franchise?
In 1999, Keanu Reeves plays Neo a hacker, in a dystopian scenario of the world trapped inside of ‘The Matrix’ a simulation made by futuristic machines to take control of humanity.
The movie turned into an ever-green fandom-ridden chronicle that earned $460 million of the $63 million production cost. Matrix: Reloaded was another thunderstorm at the box office with $741 million across the globe. The next two installments booked profits but not at the unbelievable margins in the past.
Keanu Reeves gained a significant amount of popularity and has earned millions in royalties alone. Reeves has taken home a handsome amount of $35 million with royalties from the first part. For the second and third movies, he made $75 million to add to his $380 million estimated net worth.
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Will Keanu Reeves Return for John Wick 5?
The future of John Wick 5 has become more concrete than it was before the release of John Wick 4. A recent interview of Lionsgate’s Joe Drake with The Hollywood Reporter mentions interesting details of the prequel and how it is no longer off the table. However, the 4th installment concludes the debatable demise of John Wick which makes the appearance of Keanu Reeves unsure.
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However, Lionsgate’s Joe Drake has made a few statements that John Wick 5 and Reeves could be a thing and only time will tell. Here is what he said:
“There’s a will and there’s an openness. And you could certainly interpret that ending in different ways,”. “We’re all going to take a tiny rest here and then scratch at ideas about whether there’s a credible way to get into five. But there’s no guarantee.”
“There’s a lot of different things that we can do…I’ve seen this movie five times in the last week. I can see the way that the audience moves him.”- Joe Drake
Fans are now excited about the two spin-offs that Lionsgate has confirmed. The Ballerina with Ana De Armas as the lead role was teased in John Wick 4 and has almost done with the shooting. On the other hand, The Continental is a TV show which is set to be a prequel to the Wick series and narrates the storyline for Winston, rumor has it that there could be a young John Wick as well. Both the spin-offs are set to release in late 2023 or early 2024.
Source: celebritynetwork.com and Parade.com