Keanu Reeves is famed for the sci-fi blockbuster franchise The Matrix, for playing the lead role of Leo, and for the box-office superhit all around the globe, John Wick. Keanu Reeves made a ton of money making over 75 movies in his career. However, the Canadian actor is famous for his humble and generous nature, and his disinterest in the glitz and glam of the industry. Despite the off-beat nature of the superstar, he has been in demand after blockbuster action franchises like Speed, Matrix, and John Wick, each adding a big heap to his net worth of $380 million.
How much did Keanu Reeves make from the John Wick Franchise?
John Wick revolves around a retired contract killer who is mourning the loss of his late wife, Helen. As the grieving continues, Iosef Tarasov, one of the members of the Tarasov crime family kills John Wick’s dog, Daisy, and, steals his 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. After this, the undercurrent of Wick’s ferocity comes into action and thus begins the story of vengeance and violence. A whopping $88.8 million was made with the successful first part of the action-packed John Wick.
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In 2017, the franchise added a second part, John Wick 2. An extension to the first part which grossed a total of $90.5 million in its first 9 days and went on to make $171.5 million worldwide. Keanu Reeves played the role of the retired contract killer who turns to a simple lifestyle but is intervened by Santonio D’Antonio, who forces Wick to complete an ‘assignment’. This opened the doors to many hidden organizations in the John Wick series that are explored in John Wick 1, 2, 3, and now 4. Also adding to Keanu Reeve’s net worth successively.
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For John Wick 3- Parabellum, Reeves was paid something between $2 million to $2.5 million, which is no cheap affair. The entire movie made upwards of a staggering $327 million. In the movie, John Wick is put up against an elusive organization after breaking one of the rules at the Continental Hotel group and has to escape from dangerous and violent underworld assassins. The organization was called ‘The High Table’, which opens the door towards John Wick-4
John Wick Chapter 4 Is Here
After opposing The High Table and joining hands with The Bowery King, the head of a secret intelligence network: The Soup Kitchen, the lead character’s life takes another turn. The bounty on John Wick’s head is growing the longer he lives. Wick’s goal is to find the truth behind High Table and keep himself safe while traveling all around the globe. John Wick 4 releases on the 23rd of March 2023, where Keanu Reeves is said to have received a salary of $15 million.
In a nutshell, the John Wick franchise has made upwards of $586 million in the 3 three movies so far, whereas Keanu Reeves made nothing less than $8 million for the first three movies, leaving aside the bonuses. John Wick 4 release was delayed due to the COVID-19 restrictions and to avoid releasing with Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic movie.
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Keanu Reeves mentioned that as of now nothing is decided, but the fans and their love for John Wick would ultimately decide the fate of another segment. Ballerina was revealed as a spin-off from the movie which has reportedly cast Ana De Armas as the lead role and is set to be released in late 2023 or early 2024. This is essentially a version of John Wick in which fans expect to see Ana De Aramas with a vengeful motivation and a whole lot of action.