The John Wick series is only a few years old, yet it has already become a billion-dollar phenomenon.
According to data from Box Office Mojo, the franchise has made over $1 billion worldwide, in large part because of John Wick: Chapter 4, which last month became the series’ highest-grossing movie and the sixth-highest-grossing movie of 2023, earning over $425.8 million worldwide.
With $1.011 billion, the most recent movie’s strong opening helped the series surpass the $1 billion mark.
For reference, the first John Wick made over $86 million in 2014; John Wick: Chapter 2 shattered the mark with $171.5 million; and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum exceeded all records by earning $327.7 million worldwide.
Except for Japan, where it is still anticipated to release this autumn and raise its lifetime gross a touch above where it is presently, John Wick: Chapter 4 was released on 23 March in all international regions.
“This milestone is a testament to the incredible work of Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves, alongside Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, who have made it their mission to outdo themselves with each successive film in this franchise,” Lionsgate chair Joe Drake told Deadline in a statement. “We could not be more grateful to global moviegoers for bringing us to this incredible achievement.”
The High Table and those who left Keanu Reeves’ titular hitman for dead are the targets of retaliation as Keanu Reeves’ hitman in John Wick: Chapter 4 seeks to rid himself of all ties to the group.
John Wick 5 was reportedly a possibility for Lionsgate, but Stahelski and Reeves reportedly decided to wrap up the series with John Wick: Chapter 4.