Keanu Reeves never fails to disappoint fans with his exceptional acting skills, and the fourth installment of John Wick is no exception. Proving that “old but gold,” the action-packed movie delivered the best debut of the franchise to date, earning a staggering $73.5 million over the weekend, which is $20 million more than the third installment earned in its opening weekend. Nevertheless, John Wick: Chapter 4 is still one of the highest-grossing films in the action genre, thanks to the actor’s impeccable portrayal of the badass and titular hitman.
Fans worldwide supported the film, helping it debut at No. 1 in 71 markets, earning around $64 million. With its worldwide gross amounting to $137.5 million, the film only proves the franchise’s growing popularity, and it’s unlikely to stop there. This fourth installment took the franchise to a new height, and it never faltered behind its predecessors in maintaining an impeccable level of quality.
Aside from Reeves’ breathtaking stunts, we can also expect to see a new adversary that can surely give our protagonist a run for his money, with powerful alliances across the globe. Seeing old friends turned foes and a new enemy, John Wick will stop at nothing to finish what he has started and defeat the High Table once and for all.
In a recent statement, the franchise’s creators expressed their heartfelt condolences to Lance Reddick, one of the movie’s previous stars, who died recently. The film and its production team dedicated the latest movie in Reddick’s loving memory, proving that even in his absence, he still lives on in the hearts of John Wick’s creators.
While John Wick: Chapter 4 took the top spot, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is still struggling to make a name for itself, with Zachary Levi citing marketing as its “biggest issue.” Nonetheless, with the effort of its casts and crews, the movie will undoubtedly receive the support and recognition that it deserves.
In conclusion, I must say that this newest installment of the John Wick franchise is the perfect mix of action, great storytelling, impeccable pacing, and fantastic acting, making it a must-watch for all. If you haven’t seen it yet, sit back, grab some popcorn, and let Keanu Reeves shine his way to the top.