John Wick, the action-packed franchise starring Keanu Reeves, has reached a remarkable milestone by crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The latest installment, John Wick: Chapter 4, has contributed significantly to this achievement, with the franchise’s official box office tally standing at over $1 billion and still counting.
Joe Drake, the chair of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, expressed his delight at the success of the John Wick franchise and acknowledged the incredible work of director Chad Stahelski, Keanu Reeves, and the entire team involved in the films. The franchise has consistently delivered thrilling action and has garnered a loyal fan base worldwide.
The franchise’s journey began with the surprise hit of the first John Wick film in 2014, which grossed $87.8 million globally. With each subsequent installment, the franchise has expanded the universe of its criminal underworld and witnessed a boost in box office earnings. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) achieved a worldwide gross of $171.5 million, while John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) took it a step further with $326.7 million. The most recent release, John Wick: Chapter 4, has already grossed over $425.3 million worldwide and is still showing in cinemas across various regions. Its box office performance is expected to receive a further boost when it enters the Japanese market later this year.
In John Wick: Chapter 4, Keanu Reeves reprises his role as the legendary assassin, seeking to eliminate the enigmatic High Table once and for all. The film features a stellar cast, including Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama, and Scott Adkins. Critics have praised the film for its exhilarating action sequences and described it as one of the franchise’s best installments to date.
Looking ahead, the John Wick franchise will continue its success with a spin-off film titled Ballerina, starring Ana De Armas, set to hit theaters in June 2024. Fans can also anticipate the home release of John Wick: Chapter 4, with digital availability on May 29 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on June 12.
The John Wick franchise’s remarkable achievement of surpassing $1 billion at the global box office solidifies its status as a groundbreaking action series that has captivated audiences worldwide.